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Automate detection of obvious loan shark spam?

We have seem a spate of loan shark spam postings. Is there a way to detect these and invite users to mark them as likely spam, promoting spam flagging over down voting?
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Compress This Image - Compress This Image [duplicate]

Okay, I'm about to start flagging these posts as spam. These two came in within minutes of each other:
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Who is trying to hack SFSE?

There is a considerable spam posts income suddenly in SFSE it seems. Well, not sure whether they are really spams or not. They do have Japanese or Korean like letters all over the post. Anyone noticed?...
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Ban the "void" tag?

We've been hit with some Russian spam recently. I've almost run out of the spam flags by now so maybe a quick idea - let's ban the [void] ...
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Any way of blocking spam?

The past couple of days we've been getting lots of spam questions from one particular user. I've been flagging them as spam, but are there any other tools at our disposal for dealing with this? ...
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