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amirdrljevic
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Hello,

I have just joined here and in a matter of hours I have received a message from someone from ********** sending me a text file with ■■■■■ and hangouts contact info and saying that he/she will only contact me through there…

What do I make of it? It somehow smells like spam… should I report it or is it a standard procedure here?

Thanks

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I’d first reply briefly, Just say “No, thanks” or whatever, and then report it. In theory, flagging should make a response superfluous but it seems to be buggy sometimes and it’s not nice to have your rating drop because of spam like that.

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What kind of message? There are “false positives”, words like “sk y pe”, “pay” etc. trigger some algorithm and messages containing such words will be then manually reviewed. If it was something like that, they’ll see if you agreed to skyping or whatever that’s against the ToS or not, and if not, your message will be approved and it shouldn’t be a problem. Happens to many of us, nothing much to worry about.

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What?? did you replay or contact the “buyer”?

I only reported the sender. That is all. I opened its profile and there I found report button. I selected the option about sending spam messages, and that’s all

and now I get the message from system that my account is temporarily on hold. wow… How silly is this? If I am contributing to a safer environment by reporting fakes, why am I getting punished?

Anyway, from the very first moment I get negative things here.

I will just delete this account. Thanks for help and good luck

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Hello, your account is still here, it’s not suspended. These do not seem to be spam. Just reply with “hello” and see what they say next.

The one from China with the text file does seem to be spam.

As a new seller with a new account this seems to be part of the initiation most go through.

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