⚠️Warning ⚠️Case of double account and plagiarists group

Hello everyone,

yesterday I coincidentally discovered that a user of Best of India community has a second account.

I received these two notifications, because I was mentioned in this post.

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As you can see, the user harshit74570 has published the post, then deleted and re-published by singh70 just after 3 minutes.

It's evident that the same person manages these two accounts.

This is a clear abuse, as this user has never claimed to have two accounts and on both benefits from the curation of the Best of India admins, the votes of @steemcurator01, @steemcurator02, @steemcurator07 and @booming02.

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But it doesn't stop there.

As soon as I became aware of this situation, I contacted @sapwood to warn him and he explained me that these two users are part of a plagiarist group and that he was trying to identify all the accounts involved.

So, I advised him to inform the other admins to stop support them and I went looking for more information.

I have reason to believe that there are more than 10 accounts involved.

They support each other, spam and plagiarize.

After my detection and our conversation, the @bestofindia account has published a list of users with their related plagiarized contents, which you can find here

Contrary to the double account case I described above, I have no tangible evidence that all these accounts belong to the same person, but I ask the Steemit Team, the Country Reps and the whole Community to be careful, not to upvote these posts because they are plagiarized and to mute these users if they come to spam their copied contents in your Communities.

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I hope this post has been useful and I wish it will help to isolate these users as much as possible and reduce this type of abuse on our platform.

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Best regards

GM

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Thanks, @girolamomarotta for bringing this to our notice.

@sapwood has informed us today morning about it and from now onwards those accounts will be closely monitored and we won't support/curate them if we find this next time and will be permanently banned.

We will also publish a post in @bestofindia to highlight the same issue and will request all to avoid plagiarism.

Thank you!

Hi Neeraj, I well know you and your colleagues admins are good and correct users.
For this reason, I warned about this situation, because a user like this risks to destroy months of hard work.

We country reps have many responsibilities about assigning the supports, then we have to help each other, because the trap is always under the corner.

Greetings
Girolamo

We are closely monitoring the plagiarist group and now we have already dropped their names from the active user's list(who are generally curated by 07 account every week).

We strongly believe that it is an egregious violation to weaken PoB & abuse of reward pool.

We will be closely monitoring these 10 users as well as others.

Thank you for your effort to bring it to the attention of the BOI community.

Glad to be useful, thanks for your commitment and immediate action.

Greetings
Girolamo

In the meantime, these users are simultaneously removing my tag from their shitposts:

@singh70
@uday9389
@nobita07

I no longer have any doubts that it’s the same person.

Yes, they are either a circle or alternate accounts.

Even I found the same photograph being published by the group of 7 people in their diary posts, with a little bit of permutation & combinations of texts.

Thank you.

Hi @sapwood ,These are different accounts but those peoples are my friends.
Thankyou.

Hi @sapwood, Yes These three are accounts of different people. Thank you

Who the hell are you ?

Why did you send me your SBD?

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Hi @steemcurator01 @steemcurator02,

I wanted to draw your attention to this abuse, since there are also your votes to the posts of these fraudulent users, maybe in the light of this information you want to remove them.

Hoping to have been useful, I greet you.

Girolamo

Thanks for bringing this to attention.

Corrective action is being applied.

Thanks to you for intervening promptly.

I always try to do my best to fight these impostors, but I know they are many and it's a not easy work.

In the meantime, I have already identified two others that are not part of this clique.

I'll make a post soon, again with irrefutable proof of their cheating.

Best regards
Girolamo

Hello @girolamomarotta many thanks for making us aware about it. We were suspicious about some accounts but we were not really sure now after the proof you have shared we are sure. We will closely monitor all the posts being posted in the community.
Many thanks again.

Hi buddy, really happy to have helped discovering these abusers.

Good work and consider that I’m here if you and the other Best of India managers should need.

Greetings
Girolamo

Many thanks.

Lets start flagging them and removing rewards

The only way left :)

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The crafty ones are everywhere. You were good at finding out

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