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

scam bots on Duo.

Can you guys please take care of this issue? This is a serious leak in security. This has to be the fourth or fifth time a "18sexy pw" bot has followed me...
ill delete it if this is too serious... sorry... articles from January. https://www.deviantart.com/colonel-knight-rider/journal/URGENT-Invasion-of-the-Old-Account-Hijackers-780368793 this is giving me bad deja vu... this probably did happen before, a while back i think i posted it in the forum the first time i had seen it...

........ fine ill delete this if everyone thinks this is unimportant, wait to see more reactions first...

August 21, 2019

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

I think it's perfectly relevant. Staff are aware that the bot exists, but it's helpful to know that the "following" bothers folks.

As far as I'm aware, the only thing the bots can do is edit user biographies (and sometimes "real names") and follow people. There doesn't seem to be any real harm but it's still irritating and inappropriate.

August 21, 2019

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

@Lrtward
If a bot is able to edit a user's bio and username, then that user's account could be ruined completely by the people who created that bot.

I think it is better to give the advice in the comments of this discussion
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29521872

August 21, 2019

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

thank you so much for replying! first time i was actually updated about this since it started i think.

August 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark778020

i had a new follower with a link to a strange website which I am reluctant to try: Raegan Coates Raegan Coates (RaeganCoat) ᴡᴡᴡ.raegancoat.sexy29.pw - tо find mе аnd thоusаnd. оthеr уоung dаmsеls уоu will рrоbаbilitу hеrе.

August 23, 2019
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