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Tue, Sep 1, 2020 9:02 PM

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Spamming account

How do I report an account which is spamming the reviews? 

 

Here's the link Spam user https://m.imdb.com/user/ur66922882/?ref_=m_login

 

Not only this particular user but also few other users with randomly generated user names spamming the reviews with the same reviews, which also looks like just a bunch of randomly generated words.

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Here's a screenshot. 

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IMDb Community Forums > IMDb > IMDb.com > (looks like) spammer

 

(looks like) spammer

please someone investigate this 4+ years member, 

who has been posting the same 4/10 review since 30 Aug to almost 200 films now,

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur66922882/

  

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/looks-like-spammer/5f513c27c17a0638d8312392

by khu_bp3stgebahtra

Thu, Sep 3, 2020 2:55 PM

 

BApianoSnailCatDogAgaveplAntBat

IMDb member since May 2016

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur66922882/reviews - 189 Reviews --> 0 Reviews

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur66922882/ratings - 243 titles

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Hi Dominic -

 

Thanks for your report, in general you can report Bad User Reviews by clicking on the "Report This" link just below the Review on the desktop site.  Otherwise, when you encounter a situation where hundreds of bad reviews are coming from a single account, please report these to our support team through our Contact Form: https://help.imdb.com/contact/

 

In this case, I have removed all the spam Reviews and taken further steps to prevent them from being added again to the site.

 

Cheers!

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Thank you, Michelle, for your prompt action. There are so many other accounts though, all are kinda similar to the same user that I reported. Above is one more. I'll try your suggestion. Thanks again. Great weekend! 

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thank you, ACT_1, for a good job. @Michelle, i see that the user still has his* ratings active 

 

@dominicdavinci, that's pretty fascinating. so now i know it's not some legit user with hacked, taken over account, but a bunch of sleeper spam accounts created at same time. did you discover them just by seeing the posted reviews? 

 

i wrote 'his' while thinking it was legitimately this Alan Malraux / Jon Mickus author, not some spam robot 

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@khu: I discovered the reviews while searching for a movie. At first I thought it's just someone who wants to be heard. After a few days, I saw the same review on a different movie but with a different account name. The first few letters in the user name are the same but they changed the last few chars. So I searched for few more movies, looked at the user's profile and anyone can easily tell that it's a spam account. The thing that baffled me is that these accounts are over 4yrs old. I created an account just to report these accounts to you guys. Michelle stated that I can report the accounts by filling in the contact form but there is nothing close to "report account" anywhere in the form or the site. Indulge me and suggest a better way to report an account because there are more than a few accounts which are posting the same review on almost all the movies. Again, thank you Michelle and khu for your prompt actions and responses. Have a great weekend! 

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Hi Vylmen -

 

Thanks for your feedback about the current state of editorial data processing, know that we are working on improving quality processing of submissions (including for User Reviews), aiming to detect and prevent violating content from being approved and ensuring that relevant reviews are being approved.

 

In the meantime, I have passed along your comments to the appropriate team for visibility.

 

Thanks again!

 

 

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Reporting spam/bot accounts

Sun, Sep 27, 2020 

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/reporting-spambot-accounts/5f70e27dbd255005dd7afcaf

This week old account:

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur124390865/

has posted 151 reviews, all the same bizarre misogynistic rant.

Every one of them has 15 upvotes, 

presumably automated or sockpuppet accounts.

I don't know who to report this to.

 

BApianoAgaveplAntSnailCatDogBat

IMDb member since September 2020

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur124390865/

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur124390865/ratings - 276 titles

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur124390865/reviews - 151 Reviews

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