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Flickr spam+phising anyone

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by izTheViz, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    616
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Guys,

    Since yesterday I get plenty of likes from fake female accounts pointing to nude pics links or whatsoever. Just getting on my nerves (bright side, this helped me reach 1000K faves on my last post - was missing a few) and it does not stop. I tried to report this to Flickr and I block every single new fake account.
    Anyone else ?
     
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  2. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Same.
     
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Maybe direct a complaint to Smugmug, the new owner of Flickr? It seems all too likely they have been making changes to Flickr, enabling this kind of spam.
     
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Dear Smugmug,

    There appears to be a group of fake female accounts targeting smart, handsome, talented Flickr members with Spam to direct them to seedy websites.
    Could you please look into this?

    Thanks
     
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  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    It's been happening across the flickr site. I'm hit by it too. And have done likewise.
    Pretty pathetic and effort wasting way to spam people. :coco:
     
  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Same hear
     
  7. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Top Veteran

    978
    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Christina
    I've had a few random faves from girls with no photos of their own.... but their choice of other favourites appears rather tame. Having said that, I've had similar to you guys in the past few months even before the take over.... I just block them.
     
  8. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Top Veteran

    508
    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    You mean those hot Russian chicks didn't really like my photography? :( 
     
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  9. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Top Veteran

    602
    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Several of you mention this issue. I've had very few likes/views on my Flickr account. I guess when one is not as artistic/good as most others here, one does not have their account spammed;) 
     
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  10. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    It could merely random, or perhaps there is a commonality among those being spammed. It could be due to a particular group we unwittingly joined. And the spammer has collected these accounts to spam. You're lucky if you're not getting any, as I'm getting a hundred a day and it's very annoying. It began a few weeks ago, and it seemed flickr got rid of the guy, but it started up again this weekend.
     
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  11. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I've not been spammed, but my mostly dormant account has very little public posted on it. That, or perhaps I am not smart, handsome, or talented. For once, this is apparently a good thing. :cool: 
     
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  12. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    616
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Well, storm passed. Looks like Smugsmug took some actions.
     
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  13. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

    118
    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    Dang, I thought my photos where rocking!
     
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