Is this a new way to "scam" shoutouts?

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  1. Dimply

    Dimply Regular Member

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    I barely pay attention to most of my DMs since I have too many accounts to look at them too often. But I do check once in a while, and I've gotten quite a few DMs from people begging for shoutouts because their "really popular" page was hacked and they lost all their followers. Pretty much trying to pull compassion strings.

    But I get too many of these from various people on different accounts for this to actually be true. I dunno, maybe it is? Interesting method.
     
  2. Twickburns

    Twickburns Junior Member

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    How I would handle this situation. "I can understand that losing an account can be tough but I run a business. If I make an exception for you I would have to make an exception for everyone. Good luck."

    I would not do free shoutouts for someone asking for them.

    Maybe i'm an ass.
     
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    Cherry Supreme Member

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    No, you're not an ass. I wouldn't do it either. :D
     
  4. Instatopservices

    Instatopservices Newbie

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    I never do s4s. And never do a free shoutout. Once you do it say goodbye to your reputation.
     
  5. Donbuffy

    Donbuffy Power Member

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    i believe thats a way of decieving big accounts to do a s/o for them
     
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    Lol how is it a scam?

    They're just lying to get free shoutouts but in no way does it scam you.
    Just ignore them, and move on.
     
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