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Chairman Bill

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Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:58:23 AM »

Anyone else here with a Flickr account, getting multiple favouriting & followings, group invites etc., that are basically just links to 'Adult' sites?

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Re: Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 11:05:01 AM »

Anyone else here with a Flickr account, getting multiple favouriting & followings, group invites etc., that are basically just links to 'Adult' sites?

Yes, it's been going on a few weeks.  I haven't clicked on any of the links fearing viruses, so I assume they're adult sites. Plus my wife would give me hell if I did click on them :)

I wish Flickr would do something about it.  Is there a place there where you can complain?
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Re: Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 11:07:30 AM »

Yes, it's been going on a few weeks.  I haven't clicked on any of the links fearing viruses, so I assume they're adult sites. Plus my wife would give me hell if I did click on them :)

I wish Flickr would do something about it.  Is there a place there where you can complain?

You could just use your feet.

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Re: Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 12:22:29 PM »

...  Is there a place there where you can complain?

Flickr has a 'Report Abuse' link at the bottom of the page

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Re: Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 02:46:20 PM »

I've been getting at least one a week.   I complained last week to Flickr and got this in reply.

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Hello Tommy Weir,

Thank you for contacting Flickr Member Support.

If you know of any Flickr accounts that you feel are in
violation of the Flickr Community Guidelines, please let us
know by going to that page and using the "Report Abuse"
link. We'll review the account and take the appropriate
action.

Thank you again for contacting us. If you have any other
questions, please feel free to reply to this email.

Regards,
Flickr staff

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I think I mistook them for people who cared.

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Re: Flickr and 'Adult'-related spam
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 03:19:14 AM »

I checked on my infrequently used flickr account and indeed there were 4 recent spammers, all for what I assume to be "sex-related services". I reported all 4, using the link at the bottom of the page when viewing their profiles.
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