Fake Nominations from Mexico
BoboOhno-PGO Posts: 12 ✭✭
Has anyone else gotten reviews from puerto peñasco (rocky point) Mexico that are obviously fake? I’ve gotten two recently where it was the same address and same supporting evidence pics but 2 completely different submissions. But the real world location clearly does not have either of the submissions and does not look like the supporting image that shows paved roads but real world location is residential with dirt roads. I’ve gotten several from this same neighborhood and looking at what has been accepted nearby, they don’t seem to exist either.
ive submitted an abuse form, but am tired of getting these repeat fake submissions from this person(s).
below is review from yesterday:
this is from today:
@NianticCasey-ING please look into this?
I had another one today:
I think at least 3 in that 5 spot cluster are also fake as they are all in this residential dirt road neighborhood. I reported via the issue form, but wanted to give others a heads up if they see these nominations
I have gotten some of those same ones above in the same neighborhood. Recently I am getting ones from Puerto Peñasco, Son., Mexico. I got one recently that had a different mural but an exact same surrounding location photo. The surrounding location photo is always from a car and the location in google imagery always shows falling down properties on a dirt road. The overview shot always shows a city (city in Mexico terms anyway) with 2 story buildings and a lot of utility poles, not 1 story falling down houses like in the imagery. But the imagery is also 6 years old. So is every submission I review in Mexico fake or has the entire town been bulldozed in 6 years and rebuilt into a larger city?
This is the latest one: Caborca 472, Nueva Esperanza, 83552 Puerto Peñasco, Son., Mexico
I also get submissions from a person in Mexico who nominates virgin mary statues at apparently every house in town.
Thanks for flagging, @BoboOhno-PGO! Since you've already submitted the report via abuse form, our team will look into the report and follow-up with you. We appreciate your patience!
Are we usually supposed to receive personal follow up to our abuse reports?
I have never once received any follow-ups to mine.
I'm hopeful that they hired some extra support for these forums. I've seen at least 2 new niantic employees today. Fingers crossed that they will start being more responsive, especially to abuse reports.
No that’s how the residential neighborhoods look that are not close to the tourist spots. I’ve had repeat submissions from the same empty neighborhood dirt lot recently. Where there is an approved wayspot in the same dirt lot. Some of these murals I’ve tried doing reverse image searches and found one from a pretty famous artist from Australia.
With all these reports of fake submissions coming out from seemingly around the world. Is there somone promoting how to do these? The uptick of fake stuff seems recent and has the same process.
I probably get the fake Nominations out of puerto peñasco, Mexico daily. I report what I can but sometimes I don’t have the time so just reject as abuse.
@CopperChick-PGO I just reported that address you mentioned today, that also had an existing wayspot on the next road that exists in a different city. All submissions coming from residential homes. Looking back at screenshots, I also have another fake submission from that address as well.
multiple fake nominations coming from that address:
The whale mural is from La Paz and was featured in a blog post. The second 2 pictures are where the approved wayspot is in puerto peñasco
Look what I just got! Can't we do something about this person?
I reported this one yesterday via the abuse form
Here we go again with the same caborca 472 address. First review of the day. Another abuse form has been submitted. Unfortunately I forgot to capture the title
@CopperChick-PGO did you get this one?
The system is not telling me people are quoting me so I just saw this. I review in stages. Lately there have been so many Pokemon/Wizards events I have had no time for reviewing (something to consider Niantic). But I will watch for that one.
Look who is back - reporting as abuse and I hope Niantic catches this one and the one already in the game.
En lo personal no creo que alguien promueva esto pero creo que el aumento reciente de nominaciones Fake inicio (al menos en mi provincia/estado) debido a que se crearon muchas cosas falsas en muchas zonas y poco a poco se empezaron a sumar más personas a hacer cosas falsas al ver el camino fácil y que las cosas falsas tienen mucho tiempo y nunca recibieron una sanción/ **** eliminaron algo
So happy for Google Translate! I cringe anytime I get a submission in Mexico because it is almost always fake. But I agree if you can get it in, its hard to take it out. I know from personal experience I have tried to get a fake submission removed and Niantic says it is not fake (twice). But I think the scanning thing may be helping with that.
See this is the problem - I just got another one from Mexico and really wasn't sure if it was real or fake so I just skipped it. If it was real they are suffering because of all the fake submissions.
En mi caso los falsos que he encontrado y reportado han sido eliminados, aún que tengo la sospecha de muchas cosas falsas en mi ciudad yo creo que lo mejor que podemos hacer los wayfinder es denunciar estos falsos con la mayor cantidad de pruebas que podamos obtener para validar nuestro reporte y por parte de Niantic dar más o mejores sanciones para que así se desmotive la creación de cosas falsas
My newest fake one - actually I have taken to skipping anything from Mexico for the last month because I don't feel like dealing with it. But I see a house, not a park.
ABUSE! How do these people continue to be able to submit false waypoints? How many accounts do they have?
Another fake ...
I had a third one too but forgot to save a screen shot of it - all reported as abuse but these people just keep submitting. And some have obviously gotten through, like a whale mural that looks legit until you notice the top of the wall in the submittal is angular and the top of the wall in the street view shot is rounded.