Beware of any suspect “resteem for money” proposal!
Therefore, I will continue my investigations to find out the perpetrators of such (potential) malicious activity.
Thanks to @jesselee for reporting of one of them. Here the result of my research.
On 2017-08-04, 2211 users received 0.001 SBD with the following memo:
Thank you for following me! Do you want your post to be resteemed to 5.000+ followers? Contact me@ https://steemit.chat/direct/mr.jones Peace!
On 2017-08-04, 192 users received 0.001 SBD with the following memo:
Hi, I ask 1 SBD/STEEM for a resteem to 5000+ people :O Because many people ask me.. and otherwise there are 200+ resteems a day on my blog and then it would be pointless, so it's up to you to decide ;) Contact me on steemit chat @ https://steemit.chat/direct/mr.jones
On 2017-08-05, 661 users received 0.001 SBD with the following memo:
If you want me to resteem your post to 5000+ followers sent 1 steem or 1 steem dollar to jones420 and put your post URL in "memo" I will do the rest :)
Between 2017-08-15 and 2017-09-25, 10032 users received 0.001 SBD with a memo like :
Do you consider your post to be undervalued? Do you want to get more exposure and upvotes? Send 2 STEEM or 2SBD to @jones420 and put the link to your post in the memo. Your post will be RESTEEMED for 6000+ users. You will also be guaranteed of 200+ UPVOTES! (Your post payout depends on the quality/content of your post.)
Do you consider your post to be undervalued? Do you want to get more exposure and upvotes? Just go to: http://resteemservice.tk/ The BEST resteem service on steemit!
Meantime, the website mentioned in the above memo has been shutdown
Threatening user for his own mistakes
Although it looks @jones420 provided some resteem services, several users complained about their post not being resteemed as promised.
@jones420 received 806 transfers of at least 0.001 SBD or 0.001 STEEM with a memo containing an URL like
Out of these 806 transfers, 22 were returned because of “incorrect payment” and 782 were unique “author + URL”
Starting 2017-08-04, @jones420 made only 645 resteems , meaning 115 resteems were not executed (806 - 22 - 785)!
@jones420 negative reputation probably comes from the fact he was spamming users with the following comment:
A am trying to follow every account on steemit!! :) I don't know how long its gonna take.. But am not giving up! I personally think its a very cool and unique experiment. Am currently following 12300+- people but this needs to go way up! If you like this experiment please follow me back. Let me hear your thoughts about my project and have wonderful day :)
Any user with negative reputation should look suspicious and any “service for money” proposal from such a user should be treated with the utmost caution!
Finally, threatening users when it comes to your own mistakes is unacceptable behavior!
Therefore, I consider @jones420's action as being a potential scam and this account to be untrustworthy.
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