Scam accounts on social media


#21

I report each one I see on twitter, as it only takes a few seconds, but they soon return. The sad thing is many people will believe it and send funds.


#22

Someone will catch them, no worry


#23

As a community we should all report those accounts on FB and Twitter. It will have a positive effect trust me :ok_hand:t5:


#24

There sure are some doozies out there. It isn’t just crypto either. I had one claiming won a holiday once and I just had to pay the taxes. Reading about latest scams can help get educated and prevent getting hustled as there are many that are none the wiser.


#25

antone now how to tell from the fake facebook one and the real facebook one, they advertising some rocket game now or is it real lol


#26

the main posts are from the real etn team. when a comment to a post has the etn icon and the electroneum name (or the bame E I [capital i which looks like snall l] ectroneum) then click the icon. if it goes to a page which has a few posts and few followers then it’s a fake etn page so the commenter is a scammer. unfortunately FB allows pages with the same name. when you ban one fake etn page then another can be created


#27

@Rachel @ETNCEO In settings of your page could you please put filter words (like btcdouble, Verizon, verify, imediately) to your page so the scammer will be automatically blocked.


#28

the scam accounts actually spell electroneum correctly. :frowning:


#29

there is no electroneum word in my proposed filter


#30

@Rachel @ETNCEO also the FB page API could be used to autoban commenters based on their name. a similar name algorithm could be used and/or an image recogniser to check that the user’s icon is too similar to the etn icon.


#31

Actually that’s how they spell them

Slight letter changes or they use numbers in the name.

:grinning:


#32

Facebook have a few that look correct.

But I know what you mean with that.


#33

Scam as an comment here:

Just be aware:)


#36

it seems to me facebook absolutely should implement a feature whereby no-one with your name can comment on your posts. It’s a simple fix!


#37

FB won’t do it. google it. I tried also FB’s moderation keyword list in setup to block commenters based on keywords on a test page but it didn’t work either. I didn’t try FB API


#38

Thanks for your diligence.
If its Free…I usually forget it.
At the very least most free sites will use or sell your data.
Stay safe out there.
:chipmunk::chipmunk: