Way to Ban comment spammers from the site in Buddypress Groups

I need a way to ban users from my site who spam groups, ban them by IP and other ways like user name, email address etc.

In WP Settings/Discussions theres a Ban list for blocking comment spammers but I do not know if it translates "down" to buddypress or if it is only for the main WP site blog comments. Do you know?

Thanks!
Joe