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I am getting tons of new likes and followers from fake accounts.


I don't know why somebody would take their time to do this but it kinda sucks, maybe legitimate listeners will think that I bought my likes and followers which is not true. This happened on my most recent sound. At the moment, I have 122 plays / 65 likes / 1 comment. At least 50 of those likes are from fake accounts. The pattern is that every fake account has a Full Name on their profile, here are some examples:
https://soundcloud.com/dylansrclooney8
https://soundcloud.com/j-c-willis
https://soundcloud.com/patrick-sean-rivera

Here is the full list of likes:
https://soundcloud.com/busytrack/90s-boom-bap-hip-hop-beat-0070/likes

What should I do? I don't want to get in trouble with SC and end up with a suspended account for this... Thanks!

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Hi Busy,

Can you please copy and paste this message into a direct email to our Trust and Safety team here. Sorry you have to go through this on the platform!

-Gina
Done. Thanks for your reply!

Edit: Sorry for the double submission, at first I sent it to the Stats team. My bad!
Please can someone remove the 17 fake likes from my latest track? I've blocked the accounts and reported them but they still appear on my account. I tried following the link Gina posted above but it leads to a useless faq. Thanks
Hi Busy,

Can you please copy and paste this message into a direct email to our Trust and Safety team here. Sorry you have to go through this on the platform!

-Gina

- that 'here' link goes to http://help.soundcloud.com/ - i suffer the same robots as these guys, soundcloud needs to deal with the robots, and address the way its blocking system works, if i block them i dont expect to continue seeing them in my feed, if you investigate multiple blocks including remove all likes option - particularly that, noone ever wants to remove likes sooooo MUST BE A ROBOT INNIT - we the community are doing the work reporting it EVERYTIME WE HIT BLOCK - you must have stats on that - sorry for shouting, no harm intened, in your own time, but it is a blight on an otherwise beautiful site
Soundcloud, with all your money, instead of opening new offices around the globe, why don't you spend that cash to actually maintain and improve your site. That includes dealing with trolls, which bots really are aren't they? Build a bot to get rid of all the bots, how about it? Cheers
useless followers
It should be possible, to remove unwanted followers permanently.
How?
Thanks

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