Scam Alert: Who Is @mohsinahmed

in steemit •  last year

Yesterday my friend @noemillunastorta resteemed a post by @antonette in which she described her situation... which by the way is dire. But, the name at the bottom of the post did not belong to her, it belonged to someone named @mohsinahmed. In an effort or help, I too resteemed the post and sent $25 SBD to the name at the bottom of the post (@mohsinahmed) as did one of my followers, who also desired to help @antonette, a young mother in the Philippines who had been evicted and had no food money for her children.

When I checked my blog later, the post I had resteemed was completely different than the one I had tried to resteem by @antonette... confused yet? I know I am! I checked @noemilunastorta's blog and the same thing happened to her... It was not @antonette's post on her blog page, it was the same as the one on mine. How could this happen? When I read it on my friend's resteem yesterday, it was the right post with the wrong name at the bottom. That's why I resteemed it myself. Not knowing Antonette, I assumed it was her username.

Thank God that many of the wonderful people here in the Steemit community stepped up to help (and the $$$ went to the right place. I checked @mohsinahmed's wallet and naturally the money I sent as well as the money my other friend sent was gone... and not to Antonette. Obviously this guy is a ripoff artist... if you see any of his posts- FLAG THEM!!! Let's make him pay for stealing money from a desperate woman with sick children (they have chicken pox) and no place to live... This is despicable!!! Please resteem this post so as many people as possible can be made aware. ALL money I make from this will go to @antonette (as well as the original $25 I had intended which I'm sending now)

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Oh my God someone uses my name ..This is ridiculous how can this people use my situation for their own good sake ..

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I'm just happy that everything turned out OK for you... that's all that really matters. I sent you a little cash and whatever I get from this post is yours too. It's unbelievable to me that anyone would take advantage of someone in your position. But he's being taken care of... All of his posts have been flagged out of existence and his reputation is now 11. I checked his blog page and every post was cut and paste of other people's articles! Unbelievable!!! Just give your kids a big hug for the Crazy Old Man of Steemit!

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I agree this is unbelievable and who did this should be banned in my opinion.

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That's what I don't understand.. at some point the devs need to step up!

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By the way... tell your mom the new Night Gods is out! LOL

thank you for letting me know and tnx to my friend @zararina for sending me DM of your link about this scammer.I just figured out today that someone was usin me and my situation .

OMG Some people can be so disgusting

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I know! I sent this ass $25! Then had to send another $25 to the right person. I also sent her the little bit I made off the post... I'm happy to say, she's ok now. She and her kids have a place and plenty of food thanks to the Steemit community!!! (What a great place)

Thank you for telling me , i noticed too that the post i resteemed was not the one i shared before for help the homeless mum, i was very disappointed!! :(

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I know, I went back to your blog and a different one was there too! That's OK though... we got him good! He's been flagged into oblivion, his rep is 9 and he hasn't posted in days! Antonette is Ok now, she has a place, food etc. Thanks to the great people like you!!!

Is such a shame that someone stole other posts!! :(

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Especially from somebody like that!

O my goodness - people can be so very very weird and without a heart or any guilt - so glad this is out in the open now - Resteeming

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Thank you! The woman id Ok now, thanks to the people in the Steemit community. She and her kids have a place and plenty of food now!

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That is wonderful news - wow this Steemit keeps on amazing me

Thanks for making us aware RESTEEMED !!

How do you flag a post ? I will flag all his post so he doesn't scam more people.

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At the right of any post on the feed is a flag... just click on it.

It stinks, but we Steemians are the citizen patrol. We have an open platform to work with. I'm done dealing with scammers and spammers. Don't support them in any way. Flag them when it suits you, but we have to rid ourselves of these folks.

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Check the guy's blog page... everything is cut and paste from someone else... There is a time when the devs have to step up!

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If we are going to have any standards, the Devs do need to make some tweaks. Reporting to @steemcleaners can be of help too.

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That's the biggest surprise to me... that they didn't catch it (or maybe they did and I didn't see it.)

Imagine the trash bags are scammers.

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Amen my friend!

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Yup. I recently started a series called SPAM-WATCH, covering spammers, attention beggars, copy pasters, and of course, scammers.

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Good man!!! We need to police the platform if the devs won't!

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Yes, we do. I'm glad there are several new community initiatives working to tackle spam, fraud, copy pasta and more.

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I think that at some point the devs have to step up. I understand wanting a free and open platform, but such blatant abuse is ridiculous!

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you'll be happy to know that 'he' has been flagged down on all 'his' content and rep is now 11

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Yes, I checked his blog page. Now it's time to keep up the pressure... We need to flag him back to Fakebook!

Scammers everywhere, they suck!!! I'll resteem it. Thank you for the advise!

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Thank you... the more people we can make aware the better!

Good looking out, @richq11. I resteemed @antonette's post, so I'll definitely resteem this one as well.

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Thank you... whatever I make I'll send to her. I sent the $25 I mistakenly threw away yesterday! I think I have $9 in my wallet now, but she needs it worse than I do!

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she now needs nothing. She paid for rent, bought a lot of things and even decided to put collected money for self promotion.

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Bless you.

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I appreciate any blessings, but this isn't about me. I read that Antonette's problem has been solved, at least for now. I'm just angry that someone would take advantage of someone in that terrible predicament!

Wow, sad to see these kind of scams happen. I always double check who I send SBD before I actually do send them. And yes, fully utilize that "flag" for spammy content. Let's collectively keep SteemIt as close to spam-free.

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I checked this guy's blog page and every post is cut and pasted from someone else. That's all he does. I understand wanting to keep the platform censorship free, but this shows an amazing lack of integrity on the part of the developers!

I just saw the post resteemed and yes, today it's different from yesterday! This user is really really a bad person!!! I'm so angry when people use other identity to make profit. So bad, really bad! I'll flag everything posted by this bad man!

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Using steemd.com I see every comments he deleted from original post. More nice people thought to help the homeless mother and not this bad (really bad) person! Loook: https://steemd.com/steemit/@mohsinahmed/homeless-steemit-mother-behind-the-laugh-re-steemit

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Everybody needs to resteem this so the word gets out... everything I make will go to @antonette- that I promise! I figured out what he does, he finds posts he can make money on and copy & paste them under his name. I'd like to get a bead on this piece of shit!!!

well it's better than phone-scammers, at least here we have something to go by, it's people getting played on their emotions all the usual for scammers it seems, where I am, they basically call old grannies and tell them some family member is either sick and in die need or had an accident, so forward some cash .. sick shit, at least I don't ask for money I didn't earn, most of the time I work for free anyway if the idea is good.

RS'ed it will be a while before this storm quiets down, all the new accounts will basically take care of themselves sooner or later with this behavior at the very least.

Just double check names and communicate with people.

So sad to know that all. I wish good health to the mother. Hope, she would recover all soon.

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It looks like she's ok... I got a comment from her today. They have a place to live and food now thanks to the Steemit community.

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I am delighted to know this. Stay blessed.

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Thank you!

What a lowlife! He's probably related to the same person who'd take money out of the blind beggar's hat...

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I don't know if you Saw Antonette's post, but she has small children sick with chicken pox, she had no food and was evicted, so they had no place to go and this scumbag stole her post! He'd not only steal from the blind man's hat, he'd kick him and steal the hat too!

I am happy to say that Antonette and her kids are ok now (thanks to the Steemit community). They have a place and plenty of food. I sent her a little money and will give her the proceeds from the post. You can never have too much money when you've got kids!

funny thing is you never see anyone making a post like this if someone abuses other peoples art as in copyright violations and plagiarism but when people beg for money and put there own name under it, it's a scam .. i don't see the real difference to be honest. steemit is full of it but nobody wants someone in control to do something about it.

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Actually @stellabelle has been posting about it for awhile now... and this guy puts his name on other people's posts so... I'm not sure what you're talking about

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if i make a picture and you post it as if it was yours it's the same kind of scam , if i write a story / blog and you copy paste it , it's the same i f you use other peoples copyrighted material without a written permission it's the same .
that is what i'm talking about , we all get scammed here day in day out . and people even upvote that shit

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That's what this guy does... His whole blog page is stuff he copied & pasted from other people. That's why I wrote the post!!!

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Yes, it's the same.

Wow that is sick. I see the account has been heavily flagged.

Not entirely clear from your explanation how this scam works. Sounds like it might be far TOO EASY for others to copy, :(

Upvote for your cause. Good intentions.

STEEM On!!
DaveB

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It's really easy. He copies & pastes someone's post and posts it as his own

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OK, that doesn't take a huge amount of skill. Any bonehead could do that, LOL

STEEM On!!
DaveB

Resteemed. What a POS!

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Absolutely! Can you imagine taking advantage of a woman on the streets with 2 or 3 little kids (who are sick with chicken pox). I did read that the Steemit community was able to save her. She has a place and food for now. What an amazing bunch of people here!

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Yeah the community really came through and that was amazing! It takes a truly evil human being to steal from people in a situation like this. He/she may of stole a few dollars but in the long run I believe actions like this will catch up to them.

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It already has... all his posts have been flagged into oblivion and his rep is down to 11! I just wanted to make sure all of my 1200 followers were aware!

That was sad and alarming to know.
I have messaged antonete this post link directly. Thanks for your concern and generosity to her.

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Thank you. I read that she's Ok now. I sent her another $25 and will still send what I make on this. One thing I learned in 72 years- you can never have too much $$$ lol!

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That was nice of you. :)
I still have lots to learn. :P

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We all do ;-}

the Law of Cause and Effect will get those wrong-doers - not to worry!