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Started by Plutonic Panda, June 20, 2024, 11:04:28 PM

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Plutonic Panda

Does anyone else get bombarded with friend request from people that are clearly fake? I mean, I get friend request left and right from these women that are absolutely beautiful like there's something out of a vogue issue. I feel really bad for any desperate man that fall through this crap.

I also get comments on my photos about these women telling me how they've been searching for people like me my whole life and they've scrolled through my comments and think that i'm just their soul mate. I report every one of these to facebook and every single time i'm told they don't violate code of conduct.

And like today I responded to a post from New Yorker About a tragic fall that occurred on the subway Where the person miraculously survived. I was subsequently bombarded by about 4 different comments claiming here's the tragic video. I reported every single one of them and facebook said they are not taking them down.

Why is facebook refusing to do anything about the constant scamming. One can only wonder how much money people are making by scamming this way.


JayhawkCO

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 20, 2024, 11:04:28 PMDoes anyone else get bombarded with friend request from people that are clearly fake? I mean, I get friend request left and right from these women that are absolutely beautiful like there's something out of a vogue issue. I feel really bad for any desperate man that fall through this crap.

I also get comments on my photos about these women telling me how they've been searching for people like me my whole life and they've scrolled through my comments and think that i'm just their soul mate. I report every one of these to facebook and every single time i'm told they don't violate code of conduct.

And like today I responded to a post from New Yorker About a tragic fall that occurred on the subway Where the person miraculously survived. I was subsequently bombarded by about 4 different comments claiming here's the tragic video. I reported every single one of them and facebook said they are not taking them down.

Why is facebook refusing to do anything about the constant scamming. One can only wonder how much money people are making by scamming this way.

I used to get a bit more of that, but for some reason, it's been a couple of years. It's always fun to see which mutual friends are clearly lonely fellas who aren't very bright.

LilianaUwU

Facebook will allow the bots but how dare anyone post actually pertinent content to pertinent groups. That's where they draw the line.
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Plutonic Panda

Quote from: LilianaUwU on June 20, 2024, 11:30:37 PMFacebook will allow the bots but how dare anyone post actually pertinent content to pertinent groups. That's where they draw the line.
But my question is why what does Facebook gain from this?

Rothman

Nope.  Keep my stuff private.

You want your page to be public, you pay the price of the public coming to it.
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Max Rockatansky

Someone gullible enough to be scammed by a Facebook bot probably shouldn't be on social media to begin with.

tchafe1978

Keep your profile set to private and your posts to friends only. I almost never have a problem with bots and spammers on my profile and posts. I see them all over public posts, whether they're posts by friends who post everything publicly or they're on public pages like the news stations, sports teams, etc. If you respond to one of those bots on a public page or take them seriously, you should just delete your account.

Scott5114

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 20, 2024, 11:04:28 PMWhy is facebook refusing to do anything about the constant scamming.

Because Facebook is itself a scam.
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SectorZ

Facebook allowing the creation of fake sub-accounts has only made this situation explode almost overnight. It was already bad but now it's outright unmanageable.

SEWIGuy

Hold on...these women are fake??? 

GaryV

What about the friend requests my wife gets from dead people. They're not fake, right?
 :hmmm:

bing101

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 20, 2024, 11:04:28 PMDoes anyone else get bombarded with friend request from people that are clearly fake? I mean, I get friend request left and right from these women that are absolutely beautiful like there's something out of a vogue issue. I feel really bad for any desperate man that fall through this crap.

I also get comments on my photos about these women telling me how they've been searching for people like me my whole life and they've scrolled through my comments and think that i'm just their soul mate. I report every one of these to facebook and every single time i'm told they don't violate code of conduct.

And like today I responded to a post from New Yorker About a tragic fall that occurred on the subway Where the person miraculously survived. I was subsequently bombarded by about 4 different comments claiming here's the tragic video. I reported every single one of them and facebook said they are not taking them down.

Why is facebook refusing to do anything about the constant scamming. One can only wonder how much money people are making by scamming this way.

Expect spamming to continue given that we are in an election year. These spammers are connected to the various campaigns.  Most likely the people spamming your facebook accounts and linkedin profiles are coming from there. 

https://fox59.com/news/national-world/sick-of-political-text-messages-heres-how-to-stop-them/

https://www.axios.com/2024/02/22/political-campaign-texts-election-2024

https://www.fcc.gov/rules-political-campaign-calls-and-texts

epzik8

I've dealt with this for years on TWFKAT, and have more recently noticed an uptick of it on Instagram.
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JayhawkCO

Quote from: epzik8 on June 21, 2024, 03:41:24 PMI've dealt with this for years on TWFKAT, and have more recently noticed an uptick of it on Instagram.

I get random followers on Twitter, but not messages.

Road Hog

I got a friend request from a longtime co-worker and friend a couple of months ago. After a brief hello, he started to sell me on Americorps in an extended series.

That clued me in and I'm reluctant to add friends ever since, even folks I've known for years.

bandit957

It's been going on for years now.

Facebook also refuses to fix its broken notifications, or getting the same e-mails about the same posts in our groups over and over again.
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TheHighwayMan3561

I shut off friend requests to anyone who has no mutual friends with me. Unfortunately there was one time where some dummy on my friends list accepted a bot to their page, so I still got a bot request.
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J N Winkler

It's been quite a while since I got the last friend request from an account with a glamour photo, since I typically report and block them.  I also use FB Purity and try to restrict my Facebook usage to desktop Firefox to keep my experience filtered and clean.  Unfortunately, just in the past few days hundreds of "Sponsored" posts have been making their way through.
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CNGL-Leudimin

One more reason why I refer to that social network as Fakebook. I now say it is either pink or Hollister at the Discord server, since one of the bots there will reply pukes whenever either word is used :sombrero:.
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hbelkins

Quote from: GaryV on June 21, 2024, 09:47:58 AMWhat about the friend requests my wife gets from dead people. They're not fake, right?
 :hmmm:

That sounds more like someone spoofing or cloning the account of someone who is deceased, and they peruse the deceased's friend list for people who whom they send friend requests. It happens here pretty often, and although the loved ones of the deceased often go "how cruel can they be?" they don't realize that it's nothing personal, the spoofer/cloner has no idea that they've spoofed/cloned a dead person's account, and the dead person wasn't being singled out.

Quote from: tchafe1978 on June 21, 2024, 12:29:00 AMKeep your profile set to private and your posts to friends only. I almost never have a problem with bots and spammers on my profile and posts. I see them all over public posts, whether they're posts by friends who post everything publicly or they're on public pages like the news stations, sports teams, etc. If you respond to one of those bots on a public page or take them seriously, you should just delete your account.

And keep your friend list private as well. Not only do I limit my posts to "friends only," I have them set to exclude certain friends from seeing some of my posts. OIRI do I ever set a post to be visible to the public, or to all my friends, and even then I have a "restricted" list that never sees anything I post.


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