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Getting Spammed by Fake Follower Bots! Anyway to remove these accounts?


Getting Spammed by Fake Follower Bots! Anyway to remove these accounts?

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The way I see it, you should always block them and report for spam.

but then again, there's a problem with soundcloud. Here's a screenshot of me while I was uploading some songs earlier: today.



The message on the top right corner is also spam. All accounts have been blocked and reported.
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I reported a load of the porn spammers and the get followers* accounts last night. How long does it take for them to be checked and removed? I made a note of a few names and they are still there but it is only 12 hours later.

*I'm also checking if this reply of mine doesn't show up here because I've written those two words together! SoundCloud seems to have over-efficient autochecks in some sections but not others.

And what's with all the strange yogic spam that's appearing on this help community in the last couple of days?
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The message on the top right corner is also spam. All accounts have been blocked and reported.
The Melinda Deen account isn't deleted yet. Also, blocking someone removes comments, likes and reposts if you click that option, but doesn't remove messages because you can do that yourself. If "her" account get deleted your message will be changed to something along the lines of "this account has been deleted".
i know, and no, none of the accounts has been deleted yet and it's almost been a week. Just keep doing it because the sc team will eventually check them out.

these bots will never disappear, and while we're here reporting 1, like, 4 more are being made. It feels like soundcloud is dead inside and the bots are the majority of users.
still, make sure you report, and block them; that way we'll be sure our followers are human, or in the very least, sentient 😉
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I've been noticing that the porn bots get deleted within a couple of hours of reporting them but the MadnessDeals.com ones are not. Also, the ones that post the same 41 second track about how to get followers and have a Facebook link aren't being deleted either. Are they not considered spam by SoundCloud?
They surely are, but maybe they are harder to identify than the porn ones.
I doubt it, but I don't know.

And what's with people that "like" your song that was posted like, 2 minutes ago and they didn't even listen to it, and then, when you go to their profile, they don't have anything but a bunch of likes and reposts?
Are these real people?
It just gets to the point where I don't know who is human, and who is a fake account.
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@s l i g h t - They are breaching our Terms of Use, yes. I've reported them to our Trust & Safety team in the past, and will do so again (they continue to find ways to get their ways back to SoundCloud, unfortunately.) Thanks for pointing this out again here.

Would you have an example profile for the one w/ the 41 second tracks?

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Would you have an example profile for the one w/ the 41 second tracks?

Cheers

Photos attached of four different versions of the track. In each case different titles are being used for it but they follow a fairly obvious pattern.





I'm wondering if the same process for detecting copyright breaches can be used for any new uploads of these tracks, or a blacklist of titles?
This is getting out of hand. I don't think reporting is doing anything - if it was, then there would be less people Follow-spamming. As it is I seem to get Follow-spammed almost daily. It's not just about promotions or porn accounts - it's legit artist accounts who don't listen to anything and follow, only to unfollow the next day.
FIVE new spam follows today alone!

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