1. the black fox

    the black fox

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    just been alerted to this via another forum ,all of a sudden photos are getting lots of faves from young ladies when you follow them back th “ladies “ have no photos just links to porn sites .
    So far today I have added 27 to my contacts list :banana::banana::banana::banana:


    No seriously it’s a problem that needs looking at by the new owners
     
  2. 4wd

    4wd

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    I've been reporting them, the new owners seem slow to respond even allowing for California time.
    There was a similar outbreak a couple of years ago.
    They are likely only bots anyway.
     
  3. Cagey75

    Cagey75

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    Happens every now and then until it gets clamped down. I've blocked a tonne but they just keep regenerating new ones daily
     
  4. photogwannabe

    photogwannabe

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    It's happened to me. I've had about half a dozen and they've all joined at the beginning of June. Seriously annoying.
     
  5. Nostromo

    Nostromo

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    I've had three or 4 today
     
  6. Retune

    Retune

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    For me, the subtle clue that these messages might not be entirely sincere was when I got one for an account containing no images at all.
     
  7. Cagey75

    Cagey75

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    I had 59 new likes when I logged in today, that gave it right away, as I hadn't even posted any new images the day before and the average new like count is more like 10 - 12 spread across the few I upload. The 59 likes were spread across 4 accounts, all with female names, none with any uploads bar the female profile pic.

    When you see something like this, you know you'be been botted

    botsflickr.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  8. Mountkeen

    Mountkeen

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    Ron
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  9. Musicman

    Musicman

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    Same here - rarely been bothered by them before, but I have blocked at least ten of these accounts in the last two or three days
     
  10. Paulie-W

    Paulie-W

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    Same thing over the last couple of days. I just report them all ... PITA though.
     
  11. Cobra

    Cobra W Staff Member

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    As before, when there was a similar thread ...
    Still no "likes" ...
    And Still gutted ...

    :D
     
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  12. jamiewednesday

    jamiewednesday

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    Ah, I was wondering what the ‘scam’ was.

    Quite a lot the last few days and happened a couple of times before and I couldn’t figure what the end objective was for them.
     
  13. Eloise

    Eloise

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    They post to 10,000 people (say) ... if only 0.1% of people click the link in the profile, then likely there have achieved their objective. Its like any scam ... more than 99% of people know its a scam and ignore it ... but the 1 in 1,000 make it worth doing.
     
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  14. alfbranch

    alfbranch

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    Alf
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    If you looked at there profile in the about section was a link for you follow if you were foolish enough.

    I just blocked and reported them all there was a thread on the Help forum which easier to find via google btw

    https://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/

    Blocking and reporting users is easier in the app
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018

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