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Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management is taking to Twitter to combat the current issue with message spam that has been going around on Xbox Live, Microsoft’s online gaming service. Addressing the issue on Twitter through @XboxQwik, Ybarra informed user that they are working on the issue and that reporting spammers to Microsoft will allow the company to take care of the issue; “We look at them, we boot them!!”
Gamers who have both Xbox One and Xbox 360 have reported complaints to Microsoft, and they hope to make the process easier next month with a tweak to the User Interface on the consoles.
Examples of spam include everything from free money deposits on Xbox Live accounts to harassing messages, according to multiple forums on the web.
Until this issue is sorted out, there are a few quick fixes: Privacy settings can be switched so only people on their Friends List can contact them and blocking message senders can also help with the issue, assuming a single sender. Of course, reporting them now that Microsoft is addressing the issues seems to be the best option.