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I've been getting gross spam hangouts conversations over the last week and it's getting old. I've been leaving the conversations, but now they're getting out of hand and I have no idea how to get rid of them. I've tried to go in and block them, but it's not letting me do that in the settings tab, so I'm kind of at a loss. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi Brooke Allington, welcome to the Hangouts forum
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Last edited 5/26/19
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I'm having the same problem. There should be an option to block the offending sender and to notify Google of the spammer. What possible reason does Google have to prevent people from blocking offensive content and individual spamming users? And finally, how odd that the victim posting the question is being warned that the spam received might get him/her in trouble with censors, when the problem is that Google Hangouts allows this stuff to go on without providing effective means of curtailing it.
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I agree. I wish I could delete hangouts. This should not be allowed by gmail. Fix it or you may find that you will lose customers that are getting fed up with this kind of crap. I am not asking for any sexual groups and now I find I can't block them and the people like me are the ones getting treated like we did something wrong. Fix the problem. If I find my minor with a gmail account starts getting these kind of messages I will hold  gmail at fault.
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I have had this issue too and have just left them one by one with the leave option. I've searched for options, but I think I was looking in the wrong place or with the wrong key word. I was searching for conversations, but I think this is the chat option. I'm going to turn chat off to see if that will eliminate the problem. I agree that Google should give users more options to filter this stuff.  Here's what I did. Maybe it will help...
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