Fake Account Voters - What The Hell Man?

9 days ago


so at my free time, I help @saimegh with finding the fake-voters account,
examples:

https://deals.weku.io/community-deals/@panamapoopers/introductory-post#@reviewof/re-anykinderstedt-re-panamapoopers-introductory-post-20181126t034054244z

https://deals.weku.io/@gentle-boy/comments

this is just 2 examples of tones of peoples that doing it.
@saimegh asking me to get the list of all fake-accounts voters, and as always I help him but after a few times I see that there is f**** 300 users that someone created, how? if the estimated time to create a new account is 1.5 minutes so 300 = 8 Hours without any stop!
and we don't start to talk about the time it takes for 300 accounts to vote, so 2 options
first, the account creation is now automated somehow...
because no phones there are some ways to work with API of temp mail services and some JS to work with weku "from outside", it's kind of hard to make but really possible.
and the second option is that actually someone made 300 accounts and have the API of weku and made a curation trail,
back at the days I had one and @saimegh asked me to stop, I stopped and from there I helped him with everything he needs and he helped me, a nice relationship, but it's really shocking to see how everytime new users giving the look of a new big abuse.
that's good that @saimegh and @siamcat working on the @wekubusters project, this type of moderators help the community to delete those abusers from the community, and I glad to say that I can help them with that.

so if you have any account that abusing the system, go to @wekubusters and report about that abuser, @saimegh, @siamcat and @wekubusters will do everything to handle the report!
if they need I will help them aswell.

currently, these users blocked, only the latest one for 12:17, is currently not blocked, but the abuser account is got flagged already and the list sent to @saimegh and I hope will be blocked in few hours.

hope we can bring weku to a "Good Life" with not so many abusers, or not any abusers will be better ;)

Have a great day and keep on reporting abusers!

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Thanks for helping in this tireless pursuit to clean up WeKu. I hate to repeat the obvious, but: the reason people will do this is every account is given free delegated WP to vote with.

Until the @weku-official team will stop giving the free delegated power, people will make hundreds and thousands of accounts to mine the currency. So, please help by emailing them and asking them to stop giving free delegated power, or decrease to something very small like 10 or 20 WP.

For every 1 account you find and ban, 100 more are created. It's fighting a losing battle.

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That "free" sign-up bonus and thousands of fake accounts have enabled a few people to accumulate a million weku. Strangely, they don't want things to change. All the VP they have was essentially stolen from the REAL users of the platform.

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yea, truly but for real the team can't stop the delegation right now, because it's not the first steem clone and they want more users to add into the community I think the delegation will stay for atleast few months until they will down it to 20-25 just like steemit.

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More users will bring more thieves since nothing is being done.

New users now is like pouring more petrol on a fire!

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I think the fact that they started only giving delegation on sign up will help the cause. Still have to weed out the previous abusers though that got real weku.

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Agreed. The problem is that it's estimated that there are more fake accounts than real ones, and the bulk of the activity is in comment harvesting and black market activity.

It is a tough row to hoe.

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Well, I'll do my part. Hopefully the hole is plugged and we aren't swimming against the tide.

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There is hope and there are visible results. The struggle will continue.

All these ids may be disabled and somewhat controlled. Weku is giving a lot of delegation to newly made ids which resulted this.
Thanks for your hard work

Even I am one of the victim of these abusers.

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yea, but until the weku token not going to release I think the team will keep the 200 delegation to get more users,
when it will get out I think they going to reduce it to around 25-50, just like steemit did.

thank you too :)

Thanks @lonelywolf without your help it's hard to find all these scammers

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always here!

Oh, wow.. this is terrible. They are raping the reward pool. How frustrating! Well, at least there are people like you trying to hunt them down.

Clearly there is going to need to be a more long term solution, though.

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yea this is so bad, because of those peoples our voting power is "going down" my vote goes down from 45$ to 32$ this is stupid..

I mostly look for comment spam

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Any illegal activity steals weku from the rest of us!

Great post 👍 thanks for sharing this.i appreciate your valuable post

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Thank you too!

Great work. I want to create a database with all the abuse accounts I can find and make it available. I still have to learn a bit about how to go about it.

Right now I'm just researching all the circle abuse and black market trading. I'll focus on the accounts that obtained thier weku from fake accounts. Just posting the data has got me flagged by a couple guilty parties. (Down to -9 at one point)

But no worries, I don't mind taking the hit. There are a few good people helping with the fight. Let's sweep the garbage out.

I wish I knew a way to filter and see only new accounts, that would be more productive I think.