myLot Scammers

@freak369 (5019)
United States
April 9, 2007 11:27pm CST
Why do people insist on scamming the site? I was recently made aware of several people that are creating fake / multiple accounts to answer their own posts and give each other 'best response' choices. Even more frightening is a certain high profile member that has started doing this. Is making a dollar or so a day worth all the hassle? Maybe I am missing something here ... maybe they are making more than a dollar a day. I really enjoy the site and will report abuse when I see it but it really gets under my skin. Surely there are more fruitful and legal ways to make money so why bother coming to the site and ruining it for everyone? Eventually these scammers will be the downfall of myLot.
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8 responses
• United States
10 Apr 07
It is sad that some people try to take advantage of everything and ruin it for others I report all spam also that I see cause I don't want this site to go under cause of these people I think everyone needs to keep on the lookout and help report these people to administration
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@Bizziebod (3526)
10 Apr 07
These people either must be really sad or totally desperate. I could understand if there was big bucks to made on here but there isn't it's a total pittance, I hope mylot ban them for good as thats what they deserve, which in theory should be easy to do as they could link the Paypal emails. I guess we should all be a little more vigilant and report anything we see.
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@freak369 (5019)
• United States
10 Apr 07
While I am sure the money adds up at the end of the month, the person that I am most talking abut is in it for the ego boost too. How pathetic is that .. that you have to come to a website like this, create multiple accounts to boost your topics and try to be a 'major player'? (rolling eyes) I guess it takes all kinds ...
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@Bizziebod (3526)
10 Apr 07
Oh that is particularly sad if it's for the ego boost! what a loser! Oh well hopefully they will get both accounts blocked if they get found out!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
there will always be abusers of any system unfortunetly.it's just a question of whether they get caught or not. i've seen them on ebay too,pumping up their bids :( a dollar or so a day really isn't worth it.
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
I reckon myLot would be aware of what is happening here and if people are cheating like you say they are .... they will be found out. That means they will lose all their earnings from myLot ... for all the identities that they have. I wouldn't think that people would be able to post enough discussions to warrant more than 1 ID, if they are using the same computer or internet provider that is. You might be right .... I just do not know enough about how these things work to say that you are right or wrong with this matter ..... but with a site as big as this, the administration would know. In addition they would have all sorts of things put in place ... to check for scammers and cheats. No site can afford to pay for that sort of thing ... and everyone says they have been paid by myLot so you can be sure they keep a close eye on things. Or the computer would have some sort of thing in place to do checks and balances. There will always be people who want more than their share of the money tree .... but they do get caught in the end luckily for all of us.
@socorban (651)
• United States
11 Apr 07
Mylot can take one easy step to greatly reduce this and that would be to record and dilter ip addresses. Recording them is simple when they sing up there ip is regsiterd. My lot should use a filter program that will block identical ip addresses from being able to hold account unless mylot has deemd it ok, like in a lost or stolen password or account. It should be handled case by case but they could eliminta the brunt of these scammer by simply filtering ip addresses. What kind of goofball woudl go through so much troubl for a dollar a day? What can a dollar get you, heck even the "dollar menu" at Mcdonald isnt really a dollar. Soem people would go through so much crap for a few cents and ruin good things for everyone else so they can get that extra 2$ in there lifspan. Down with the fruadulent scammers!
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@freak369 (5019)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I think some of it is for the money but I thing it's for the ego boost too. With all the page views and comments .. this person is sitting there smiling away. Eventually the ball will drop and the game will end.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
That is fairly troubling. I'd like to say i can't believe that people would go to that much trouble to make a couple more cents per day but.. well... wouldn't the first time i think any of us have seen something quite so ridiculous. You're right though, it could very well be the downfall of myLot if we're not careful to keep on the lookout for that sort of activity. Hopefully those who monitor MyLot also check accounts versus ip adresses once in a while, so they can see that there aren't a ton of accounts coming from one ip, that might have other evidence that suggests it's a multi user and not just two or three people sharing a computer with their own accounts.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
I couldn't agree with you more. I don't know how you find them out, but administrators should ban them and cancel their earnings. I enjoy getting on here and improving my general knowledge. I find it interesting communicating with people from all walks of life, and many different nationalities.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
10 Apr 07
You are right; we really do not need people like that here. It's bad enough when new members do stupid things like this, but when a high profile member stoops so low just for an ego boost, it is downright pitiful. I hope that MyLot will ban both accounts, along with the IP. We do not need to see MyLot ruined by this type of scum. I would appreciate it if you could pm me and let me know who this is, to satisfy my curious nature.
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