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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I_Am_Robin

How to report scam profiles?

I was "followed" by -retracted- today, clearly a fake profile where the only thing on the profile is a link to a dodgy website (don't click it)

He (pretend she) also followed hundreds of other people today under the hopes that 1 or 2 of them aren't IT literate enough to know not to click the link, the most common type of scam really.

How do I report them? I went onto the profile and saw no options other than block, but that doesn't help anyone except me?

Thanks Robin

December 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

For the future: you can report them here: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205101500-How-do-I-report-abuse-

Once you've seen this, could you please delete your post? Publishing someone's name in the forums like that falls under harassment, and I don't want you to get in trouble.

Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Their bio is now edited.
How do you know they are following a lot of people?
I just need to understand the situation clearly so I know what course of action to take.

Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Nevermind - found it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I_Am_Robin

I've removed the name but I think it's pretty obvious when you go on there. I see who they tried to friend down bottom right. Want me to remove whole post or just name enough?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarkLugia5

Let a forum moderator know: they can delete the account and/or prevent the scam artist from using Duolingo.

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