Anyone else getting friend requests from people with near-porn as their profile pics?

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  • Psychgrrl
    Psychgrrl Posts: 3,167 Member
    lgfrie wrote: »
    OP here. So ... interesting that people think the angle might be to get MFPers to click on links to various scam type sites. I went to the profiles of the 3 porn-y people who are either friends or that I recently unfriended. I see no links. There's got to be some other angle.

    Of note, none of them actually contacted me, versus on other social media, when you accidentally let a porn-y person in as friend, inevitably it leads to some kind of scammy private message. So far none of the MFP-porn'ers have made contact of any sort. Hmmm....

    I had three as well. No DMs, no links in profiles. Reported them to Alex.
  • Psychgrrl
    Psychgrrl Posts: 3,167 Member
    spyro88 wrote: »
    I've been getting them too! I had 4 the other day :neutral:

    Chances are that they aren't actually from 2014. They have probably been hacked and made to look older than they are so that people trust them more.

    I'd recommend deleting them - whatever they're up to, it ain't gonna be good!

    Of note (?), all three I had were from 2020. Not too old. But no activity.
  • JustaJoe00
    JustaJoe00 Posts: 776 Member
    yeah really seems like someone hacked into the mfp site or something. i think most people that log on here daily have gotten at least a couple of these.
  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,090 Member
    My second post here. Third one in 5 days, today! MFP has got a real problem going on.

    Oh, and I have gotten responses (cut and paste identical) from "Alex" to my two previous report (5 days ago and 2 days ago). And of course the accounts are still there, one the pic is gone, the other the profile pic is still there. MFP should shut down any account with such a profile pic. Easy peasy. I don't get their inaction.
  • beagletracks
    beagletracks Posts: 5,988 Member
    Yes, I’ve gotten several the last few weeks
  • spyro88
    spyro88 Posts: 464 Member
    spyro88 wrote: »
    I've been getting them too! I had 4 the other day :neutral:

    Chances are that they aren't actually from 2014. They have probably been hacked and made to look older than they are so that people trust them more.

    I'd recommend deleting them - whatever they're up to, it ain't gonna be good!

    Why can't MFP just delete all accounts over 2 yrs old with no activity? I've been here 8 yrs and have lots of old accounts on my FL. This would stop the bots from using old accounts. Most users that return after 2 yrs make a new account anyway. Those already in would have to be "discovered" and eliminated one by one.

    These may not actually be old accounts. Someone could have created new accounts and hacked them to make them look like they are established (so that people are more likely to accept the friend requests from established users). They could have taken over existing old accounts but that would be harder as it would require them to find the usernames etc.

    It's a valid point though, it is weird to keep accounts active for so long without at least disabling them.
  • rheddmobile
    rheddmobile Posts: 6,841 Member
    lgfrie wrote: »
    OP here. So ... interesting that people think the angle might be to get MFPers to click on links to various scam type sites. I went to the profiles of the 3 porn-y people who are either friends or that I recently unfriended. I see no links. There's got to be some other angle.

    Of note, none of them actually contacted me, versus on other social media, when you accidentally let a porn-y person in as friend, inevitably it leads to some kind of scammy private message. So far none of the MFP-porn'ers have made contact of any sort. Hmmm....

    I friended one out of curiosity and it send me a link to a Cyrillic language website.

    It seems like they are using a lot of old accounts. How are they harvesting these accounts?
  • JintheSouth
    JintheSouth Posts: 44 Member
    Yep. I’ve gotten about 3 or 4 this past week. I declined the request.
  • mockchoc
    mockchoc Posts: 6,581 Member
    I got one too and you can easily adjust how many days you have been on MFP. So how long it says they have been on here may not be correct.
  • Alinouveau2
    Alinouveau2 Posts: 3,519 Member
    The first one I was like wtf then they just kept happening. I've noticed some even have friends some accept these requests. Yikes
  • ljashley1952
    ljashley1952 Posts: 274 Member
    I just deleted three!
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,867 Member
    Yes, I just signed on to 4 of them. All declined.
  • lucyluvhandles
    lucyluvhandles Posts: 138 Member
    Same here. Ive gotten 4 in the past month. Dont accept them or reply. Half naked women aren't my cup of tea. Lol
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 25,687 Member
    edited February 2021
    I'd been getting random FR, but all from dressed people. I finally got a naked one! Well, Boogiemoo IS wearing socks. :lol:

    Supposedly she's been here since May 11, 2011.
  • Noreenmarie1234
    Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 7,279 Member
    The one I had I accepted on accident a few weeks ago messaged me "nice photo! is it a ball of wool? 😃".
  • Safari_Gal_
    Safari_Gal_ Posts: 1,461 Member
    Yep same here. Most on my friends list have gotten them as well.
  • hesn92
    hesn92 Posts: 5,965 Member
    I just got my first one lol. Interesting.
  • Lynatea
    Lynatea Posts: 308 Member
    Yes, I've had several.