An alarming fake portal was made using a intentionally misplaced street view photosphere.
reppeti-ING Posts: 1 ✭
Someone made a photospehere on google maps just to trick reviewers to approve his portal.
This is the photo shphere in question: https://goo.gl/maps/iwDHGGARzHiaYKGH7
I live in the area and there is a military base there, you can even see that it's absolutely not matching the satellite image, jet the portal got approved becasue people thought that the 360 photo sphere was legit.
Also I cannot seem to report the sphere, do tell me if you can.
The portal is here nad I cannot report it since I'm not in the area currently: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=47.502918,19.196374&z=16
So yeah be on a lookout for these, always look outside the photo sphere!
I've encountered a fake photosphere and have reported it using the Google Maps app on Android, but the photosphere still exists. Perhaps you will have better luck.
I've mentioned the use of the app for reporting here:
Hello @reppeti-ING! We have reviewed the report and have taken action on the Wayspot and 1 Wayfinder in accordance with our policies. While we are unable to discuss our actions in detail to protect the submitter’s privacy, they may include, but are not limited to, sending a warning message, placing restrictions on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO, or Ingress account, putting their account on probation, or placing a temporary or permanent suspension on their Wayfarer, Pokémon GO or Ingress account. Thanks for helping us maintain the quality of the Wayspots.