Scammer reported - @tripadvisor.com

in steemit •  10 months ago

Beware of any suspect “resteem for money” proposal

I already warned you about several scam attempts (see bottom of this post for a list of them). Here is a new one.

Description

Account: @tripadvisor.com

@tripadvisor.com is spamming users with the following comments:

This is exactly the same comment sent by the similar scam account @buzzfeed.com.

I already reported this accounts in my previous scam alert

Confirmed scam

As of now, @tripadvisor.com has already spammed users with 945 comments.

This accounts have negative reputation and not enough Steem Power to provide the promised return value with a vote.

On the mentioned website in the comments or memos (a simple webpage created with blogger), you will find this fallacious assertion:

None of these accounts have such an amount of Steem Power delegation.

Fortunately, no users have transferred money to this account.

Preventive action activated

The account @tripadvisor.com has been put on the black list of my Warning-Bot and it will issue warnings with a link to this post, notifying users of the malicious activity of @tripadvisor.com

Previous threat alerts

If you missed them, please find here the previous alerts I published:

Thanks for reading!

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If you notice any new suspect activity like the one described above, drop a comment on this post, contact me on steemit.chat or via Telegram (@The_Arcange)


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If someone sends you steem with a message asking for something what happens to it? Do you send it back or is it a scam to get your account info? Do you keep it? Feels dirty... Money always brings scammers I guess...

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Usually they send you 0.001 SBD or Steem. Which is a really small amount of money. They have your account info already, your username is your account.

Send it back, or don't it's up to you, I prefer to keep it, yes it feels dirty but if you send it back they will just use it to spam someone else, so better that we just remove their funds so it keeps costing them money rather than allowing them to send free messages.

@netuoso is tracking the scammers and puts them on a daily list:
https://steemit.com/steemit-abuse/@netuoso/memo-spammers-1514907730

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Ah I get it now. I am so paranoid about anything crypto still. Is it an ethical way to message people? So not everything is a scam? I kind of thought there was a message part of the site and tried chat to reply but didn't find any account. I am going to have to relax a bit I think. I don't even have any money here to worry about ha I just think the password being linked with the wallet makes me freak out. I freak out about everything really so I should of expected to have to be careful with Steemit

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Go to steemit.chat you can set up an account and talk to other steemians.

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Is it an ethical way to message people?

There are currently 3 ways to talk to people using the blockchain:

  • write a post
  • write a comment
  • send a (micro-)payment with a memo

The ethical concepts applies more to the content of your message than the method used.

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Thanks I get it now. I see that everyone's wallet is viewable by anyone anyway so I was worrying about something that isn't even hidden! I will lose the fear eventually... Thanks everyone for the help.

Thank you for the awareness. Resteemed for many to know.

Nice work. Much appreciated from my end! upvoted!

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vote me and i vote you :D

Thanks @arcande 👏👏👏👍

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Those stupid also comment on my post...... Cetaah caught them and their comment are got block always...

If we see a post like this from tripadvisor, should we down vote it? Or flag it or something? Is that the right thing to do?

And thank you for letting us know.

Thanks for this post @arcange. I saw some comment of tripadvisor.com on my wife's blog page, downvoted that into oblivion because it was very scammy. Didn't know it was this bad though, so thank you for shining a light on it!

It should go without saying that if a popular website suddenly makes a steem account that offers any sort of paid services, the account does not belong to the website and is trying to scam people.

I mute all such....and move on.

En voilà du bon boulot de Témoin ! :-) @evildido m'ayant indiqué que tu es aussi francophone, je me permets, @arcange, de t'adresser un: "Enchanté !", de voter cette alerte, de la resteemer, et de t'attribuer mon suffrage comme Témoin.

T'es-tu par ailleurs abonné au bulletin @behindsteemit, qui dévoile certaines manigances, y compris lorsqu'elles proviennent de Steemit Inc. ?

Thank you @arcange for helping to keep Steemit free from such trash. Upvoted.

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Thank you for your support. Consider voting for my witness too.

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Voting done :-)

Ohhh scam!! Thank you for your alert!

looked super scammy... thanks for investigating it .. :}

Nice my piktures ...
Follow me and vote me pliss

Thanks for the heads up. Does this effect my post you flagged?

Thank you for this.

Yeah I was wondering when I saw that.

Good work

thank you so much for the info

this is nuts. scammers are so annoying. platform is just about gaining steam (pun not intended :D) and we are already dealing with a new scammer everyday!

gosh! thanks for the warning

thanks for enlightin us

Pls one @ainal just upvoted and resteem my post and when I check his steem power he is (-1). I don't know I just have a funny feeling about him. I don't know what to do. Pls talk to me

thnx for this article man :p

As I wrote about my first impressions of Steemit yesterday https://steemit.com/deutsch/@martinamartini/meine-ersten-eindruecke-von-steemit-my-first-impressions-of-steemit your article arrives me just in time. And of course, really useful in general. Resteemed as it such alerts should be spread. It is important to keep Steemit clean. How could it be done to create a sort of scam alert base?
@naturicia commented on my article and I think her proposal is worth to be spread to create a different mark for bots to differentiate them from humans, for example by using a blue Tag 'Bot' beside the name "Mein Ziel ist es erstmal, dass Bots überhaupt als Bots kenntlich gemacht werden, zum Beispiel durch einen blauen Tag 'Bot' neben dem Namen." @naturicia posted in German)

Thank you for always care about all Steemian especially the new member. Those scammers are really annoying and some are consist of virus as well. So, we all must be very careful about this.

I steem for fun not for money :) beware guys

Yes, I am often commented on by scam @ tripadvisor.com
But I did not respond. Thanks for the information of my friend

interesting postnya very good

Just gave you a Witness Vote and resteemed.

Nice work! Thank you for doing the policing job for us! It’s incredible how these criminals are so inventive at scamming people into their traps!
Resteemed!

wow nice post bro

this post very nice..i like steemit..thanks for sharing this post...

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welcome my friend!

poste nice

thank you very much for this information, people on steemit should be careful. Its a good community but we also have some bad people here too. Good work and thanks again.

Thank you so much.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Yeah! This type of thing is happening, especially on Steemit.
We have to secure our account keys!!

Thanks @arcange for sharing this post.

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Thank you for the information @arcange

Thanks for information. I need to be awake.