Date field in form getting hacked by spammers?

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    tattoos_n_bumperplates
    Asked on August 07, 2018 at 01:05 AM

    I have received spam messages through my form.  The weird thing is they are able to type what looks like a phone number in the Preferred Date field (Date Picker Widget).  

    I am unable to replicate what they are doing by entering any characters and can only make an entry using the fly out calendar.  

    Does anyone have any idea how they are able to enter a phone number into the Preferred Date field?

    Please take a look at the screenshot of what I have been receiving and shows how they are manipulating the Preferred Date field. 

    Thanks everyone for any insight on this matter.

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    Victoria_K
    Answered on August 07, 2018 at 05:10 AM

    Hello,

    I have checked your form submissions and it seems that your form was attacked by a spam bot. It looks like that the abuser found your form and used a script to submit multiple entries. We recommend to add a captcha field to prevent issues like that. 

    Please check the following guide: How-to-Add-a-Captcha-Field

    Also, you may consider switching a Unique Submission option to 'Check cookies only' or 'Check cookies and IP'.

    Let us know if the issue persists.

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    tattoos_n_bumperplates
    Answered on August 07, 2018 at 09:38 AM

    Thank you so much Victoria!

    I just added the Google captcha.  Let's see how it goes over the next few days.



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    tattoos_n_bumperplates
    Answered on August 21, 2018 at 01:56 PM

    A little update Victoria!

    I have not received anymore spam since implementing the captcha on 08/07.

    So far so good!

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    Victoria_K
    Answered on August 21, 2018 at 03:24 PM

    Thank you for updating us! 

    We are glad to know that it helped.

    If you face any other difficulty with your forms, please let us know and we will gladly assist.