What's up with fake friend requests on GC?

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  1. coolpepper43

    coolpepper43 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    I have been starting to get a lot more of these fake, or at least I think they are fake, requests from hot "model like" girls. I'm pretty sure these are fake accounts with fake profile picks. I don't understand what these people get from acquiring hundreds of friends on game Center. Other platforms make sense for these fake accounts such as Instagram but I have no clue how they can market me anything.
     
  2. psj3809

    psj3809 Moderator

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    Probably some type of clever spam. I rarely use gamecenter but did find it odd when people used to accept requests from people they haven't even spoken to on forums.

    Surely if some strange 'I'm a model' person appears just delete/deny them
     
  3. coolpepper43

    coolpepper43 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    I'm cool with random people being my friend on GC. As long as they have a good taste in games. These models always have every f2p game known to man.
     
  4. Echoseven

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    Wait, you mean Jennifer Lawrence isn't really sending me Candy Crush requests!?
     
  5. Primoz

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    How?
     
  6. paulkane

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    By sending you challenges to games you would never play.
     
  7. SaltyRyan

    SaltyRyan Active Member

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    I feel like bots are probably mining sites like this or anywhere that GC usernames might be listed or mentioned. I don't share mine anywhere and I think I've gotten maybe one spam request ever.
     
  8. Primoz

    Primoz Well-Known Member

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    I don't use GameCenter much and thought that you can only send challenges to a friend if he already owns the game. Either way, the developers then pay money to some shady asian company who then keeps pumping fake GC accounts? That's pretty sad...

    Coolpepper have you recieved any challenges from those fake accounts yet?
     
  9. Adams Immersive

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    Haven't had too many of these, but it's very weird.

    Sorry, "Victoria", no friend for you!
     
  10. ROGER-NL

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    I wish I had a woman like on the pictures of friend requests, I wish dearly, Ha Ha Ha.
     
  11. HarryWarden

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    I just got one of these yesterday. Annoying.
     
  12. Primoz

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    I got a few of those about 4 days ago and accepted it just to see whether I would get spammed with challenges as some of you said, and I didn't get any. So I am left to wonder what's the point of these fake accounts and their GC friends, because obviously those can't be real accounts.

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    And what the hell is a "Grass Luggage"?
     
  13. Anotherkellydown

    Anotherkellydown Well-Known Member

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    Grass Luggage, ha! Haven't seen that one before. I noticed an influx of friend requests a while back. But especially when I was in the top ten on Mr Jump (which didn't last long). I'm not sure the motivation behind the requests if they aren't getting something out of you.

    You, my friend, make me laugh :) Only because you seem to say what I'm thinking! Haha
     
  14. Primoz

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    I did a reverse image search and managed to find the original picture from where the GameCenter avatar is taken.

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    I wouldn't touch that. Might break something.
     
  15. dancj

    dancj Well-Known Member

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    Ouch - painful!
     

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