How do I report an "external review" which isn't a review?

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I saw a link on the page for a film which hasn't yet been released, and it's just linked to a website for no apparent reason. How do I report this, please? There's no specific option. Thanks.
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This is a place to report issues to staff, in the "report a problem" category (this is now moved there) so staff that monitor this board can look into it (but you'll have to add information, ie. the link, a link to the page it's on, etc.).
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Dom: Here's how you can submit the deletion yourself, which hopefully will be processed by the IMDb staff to have that link removed from the external reviews for Hotel Transylvania 2.

Go to the reviews page at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2510894/externalreviews. Click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the External Reviews line, select "Correct/Delete". Click "Continue".

On the next screen, to the left of the URL for the problematic page, select "Delete" in the Action box. Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, you will be asked to provide an explanation for the deletion. Explain there that the link is not an actual review, just a listing with no review-like content. (In fact, the film supposedly under review is probably not even finished yet.) Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, your data should appear with a green background, and you should be able to click "Submit these updates".

Allow a few days for the deletion to be processed.

Good luck!
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Hi, thanks. I wasn't sure if I could do it that way, athough it seemed the most obvious. I've now submitted it :)
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There are a bunch of websites out of India that seem to have some sort of scam going along this line. 01filmplot.com is the main offender. I've complained to IMDB and am blue in the face asking to have their links deleted. It's making a mockery of the external reviews section.