Dodgy “Followers” on flickr

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  1. johnaalex

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    Over the past few weeks I have gained about half a dozen followers who all appear to be young very attractive females if the photos on their flickr pages are to be believed. Most of them have less than 10 pictures on their page such as Maya Chandter. Something tells me they have some motive other than a shared interest in photography.

    Anybody else getting similar requests?
     
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    yes i've had a couple. too old now to respond.:clap:
     
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    I don't see a problem. I've got about 2 similar to this, hopefully I'll get more :)
     
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    Seriously though, the answer is in the website logo on the photos, it's free advertising.

    My friend got something similar with "click here if you want to see me naked" website link in the comments. I'd just ignore them, they follow you, you don't follow them kind of thing
     
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    I get all sorts of weirdo's following me. Now I don't mind people commenting but when someone follows me then adds a really OTT comment to everyone of the hundreds of photos I have uploaded over the years, then fav's them all I feel a little uneasy. It is even worse when a few days later that person deleted all the comments they made, then makes new ones on a few hundred images.

    Of course there is also a lot of "Sell your images here" spam as well. I also occasionally get requests to meet up with the odd nutter, often in a secluded car park in the woods. Images of bearded tits and great tits seem to attract these oddballs.
     
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    It's spam, you'll get these on twitter, facebook etc. You need to remove them as followers.
     
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    Yep. Heard a lot of people complaining about this on twitter too.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments. I also can't see any real threat but I will remove them.
     
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    Probably taking the chance that 1% will contact them and give them money to escape their dreadful life in their awful country and realise their full potential as a model....Male model :p
     
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    I had some creepy old guy whose profile was mostly pictures of him with his cock out favourite a few photos of my kids.

    Made the kids pictures private. Blocked the weirdo.
     
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    I had one pop up on messenger on instagram chatting wanting to get together as a couple haha 5 photos on their account no posts,
    Purportedly from Dublin but working as a missionary in kenya or somewhere similar not a single item of Irish grammar in their texts nor common phrases
    So getty foo I told them
    Damn shame as the hotty in the photos was MIGHTY cute
     
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    I don't think he was breaking any rules. You can post nudes on Flickr and flag them as such.
     
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    That may be the case, but to then fav pics of kids rings alarm bells. CEOP get many reports like this, and can follow the user to see if they are indeed up to no good. If they are, every tiny bit of evidence helps. Never be afraid to report someone if they make you feel uneasy.
     
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    I thought you might have attracted more of those Far Eastern Lady Boys, that you're famous for :D
     

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