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Spam to get me to post items on slickdeals

ren1310 236 97 September 22, 2016 at 05:42 AM
Not sure if other people also got this and I dont know who they got my email, but i received an email yesterday::

"We sells electronic products,such power bank, led light, car charger, ect. My job is to find reputable deal posters on slickdeals like you. If you have interest, we will submit deals from our Amazon store to you. If your post stays alive, we will send the products to you for free or pay cash to your paypal account."

What a bunch of crap. Looking at many of the deals on slickdeals now and the fake reviews on amazon to the fake posts on slickdeals it has really gotten bad. Its sad for this site i will certainly be coming here at lot less. Its clear that this is occurring constantly and the site is ignoring it because they are getting that extra referral income. sad...

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we are aware this is happening. this is very sad, indeed, and has been happening a lot more than usual in the past few years.

we are trying very hard to crack down on these (both merchants and users, old & new, who are being paid to POST and/or VOTE here).

if you received a pm, please mod alert the actual pm.

if you received an email, please forward it to info@slickdeals.net.


rest assured that slickdeals.net will take appropriate action(s). thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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And to add, if you can get the name of the merchant or any extra relevant information, please also include that.

We don't want the shills or spammers here any more than users do, and probably even less. Mods and admins spend countless hours trying to combat that type of spam. We take this very seriously and do our best to remove those we find or ban as needed when we can find proof. So the more proof and information you or other users can add, the more helpful it is to us to try to track them down.
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Quote from serra View Post :
we are aware this is happening. this is very sad, indeed, and has been happening a lot more than usual in the past few years.

we are trying very hard to crack down on these (both merchants and users, old & new, who are being paid to POST and/or VOTE here).

if you received a pm, please mod alert the actual pm.

if you received an email, please forward it to info@slickdeals.net.


rest assured that slickdeals.net will take appropriate action(s). thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Hi. How do I mod alert the actual pm. I have received 3 messages from the same user to post deals for him/her and somehow they say they found me on a messaging app which is not true.
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Hi. How do I mod alert the actual pm. I have received 3 messages from the same user to post deals for him/her and somehow they say they found me on a messaging app which is not true.
When reading the message, there should be a button under it that says "Mod Alert". If you click on that it will pop up a box, just hit spam then submit and it will send it to the moderator team for review.
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here's one i got this morning;

Hi, Do you have an old and experienced account on SD ? we need help to post deals there , we can pay $20 + for a thread by paypal or any ways you like! Tell me if you are interested .Thanks best regards Hank

it pretty much explains why there are so much chinese plastic gadget flashlight crap begin posted here.
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Quote from PetSpy View Post :
here's one i got this morning;

Hi, Do you have an old and experienced account on SD ? we need help to post deals there , we can pay $20 + for a thread by paypal or any ways you like! Tell me if you are interested .Thanks best regards Hank

it pretty much explains why there are so much chinese plastic gadget flashlight crap begin posted here.
Thanks for emailing in. If we can get the names of the merchant then we can do something.
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