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How To Report a spam or fake account


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Hello Everyone,

Our Trust & Safety team is continually working to fight against spam, but sometimes we can't catch it all. There are routines & methods in place to spot fake or spam accounts soon, but it can sometimes take a moment. With your help we'll have a better chance!

You can "Block and Report" any account you suspect to be a fake, or spam account. You will see the option to block an account at the top right of their profile (http://youraccount.help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/2159196). Please note you must be on a computer, not a mobile device, to use this feature.

When blocking an account you will also be given the option to remove reposts, likes and comments made by that person on your account. However, please keep in mind that all profiles are public and accounts you have blocked will still be able to view your profile and listen to your sounds.

Please block these users rather then reporting them here on the forum. This way your reports get directly through to the Trust & Safety team.

Thanks & all the best
Mathis & Jonathan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Soundcloud Spam Likes.

Please get rid of accounts that constantly like my songs on soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/user-495035793

https://soundcloud.com/user-41656920
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled someone keeps spamming my page and re-posting all my uploads, i don't them showin....

i need help getting red off the repost that who on my page
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled **SCAM** Soundcloud promotion service !!! received today.

Hi, I just got an email from a Soundcloud service.
This is apparently a scam. Headers, footers and soundcloud names are used to steal your money.
Different subscription options are possible, with formulas ranging up to 300 euros.

I draw your attention to the services that is apparently not legal.

Watch Out.

Here is the mail content :

Hey,
SoundCloudPR sent you a message:

The SoundCloud Promotional Service offers Artists, DJ’s, Singers and Managers a simple, cost-effective way to reach targeted followers, sales, comments, plays and downloads on SoundCloud. We target like-minded users who are interested in your newtracks, releases and sets.

This means that each new user we will follow, will receive a notification from you (like thismessage), saying that you have followed him or her. In return, these users will check out your profile, follow you back, play, comment, and download your music.

By increasing your visibility on SoundCloud, you also improve your chances of getting noticed by records labels, club owners and talent scouts, who might all be looking for the next big catch. Many of our clients have signed records deals, DJ gigs, or simply found new collaboration partners after using our services.

Artists that generate a lot of honest consistent feedbacks and traffic to their profiles arethe ones who stand out from the crowd.
To check this new service, go directly to the SoundCloud Promotion Page

and link in the mail : http://bit.ly/soundcloud-now
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Spamlikes.

Hello, I just posted a track and now - with only 4 plays - I have 19 likes from obvious spam accounts. How can I get rid of these likes? Thanks for answering!
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Fake accounts commenting on my songs.

I keep getting spam like:

User 923968497 says at 2:31:

barang kali eike cinnn!! Wkwkwk@yourmusicisawesome

Theres soo many accounts everywhere spamming first uploaded songs.. and it links to:

https://soundcloud.com/yourmusicisawesome/are-you-making-this-mistake-on-soundcloud
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I+just+received+my+firsy+unwanted+pornogrpahy+email/spam+here+on+Soundcloud.+How+....

When did SoundCloud turn into Tinder?!
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Fake accounts ruining SoundCloud.

As anyone who has used SC for some time now knows, there is a glaring problem of fake accounts popping up. These are often composed of a boobs/face shot of a sexy woman named something like "Cherry Blast-Bass". After these people have gained enough followers by religiously following every profile they come across, they then switch their user name and picture to some lame excuse of a handle that actually happens to be them. We are then inundated with terrible tracks from what we once thought were beautiful women. Now it is standard that 50% of the people who follow you are bots or fake accounts simply self promoting. There barely is a glimmer of the original sound cloud which once existed. Please fix this shit, asap.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled spam on Sound Cloud.

My name is Danny. AKA Producer Goodnight, I would like to report on some spam I am getting on SC. I have attached the user name and link that was sent to me as a message in my SC account. Thank you TeresitaFrederick4 here is the link... https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffhort.com%2Fsolke241030
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled fake acounts liking my tracks.

Sorry for the rant but someone has to say it I cant believe the amount
of scams on soundcloud now what the hell happened to this site used to
be good . glad i am getting rid of my account at the end of the month
not gonna pay for a service that cant get there shit together and delete
these people. Its ridicules these scammers they like your track then
tell you to go to this sketchy website to get more followers and likes
then they steal your login info and hack your accounts every time i
upload a new song i get one of these assholes liking my shit i do have a
few real followers with real accounts but i just cant deal with the
crap anymore and i just tried listening to another artist song and i had
to listen to an ad first even thought i have a pro account um ya that
was the last straw for me
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled contacting soundcloud.

I want to contact soundcloud about a few minor issues - firstly, I wanted to report a user for spamming (leaving links to a porn website) in messages - secondly, I have an ongoing issue with the downloads feature: Downloads are disabled on all my tracks (by default) yet users have downloaded tracks. Please help. Thanks.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled wierd messages.

i am having wierd messages from users who are already deleted a messages like (i want some time with a real men + a virus links ) please help
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SPAM FOLLOWERS.

please help me. I have just randomly recieved over 2,000 spam followers and I really need help getting rid of them because I dont need fake things on my account. I am scared this will make me lose credibility. PLEASE HELP ME
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I get inappropriate spams.

I get inappropriate(sexual) spams and I want to stop them.Then the user who sends me the message, instanly deletes his or her's account. There is no way I can report this. How do I stop spam messages?
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why are there so many bots following me?.

There are a lot of fake accounts following me and it is kind of annoying. I don't want these fake followers. I don't want people to think I'm buying followers, because I'm not.
Jack Johnston wrote:

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why are there so many bots following me?.

There are a lot of fake accounts following me and it is kind of annoying. I don't want these fake followers. I don't want people to think I'm buying followers, because I'm not.


I'm not going to spend hours reporting all the fake accounts.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Spammers......

Hello there.
Recently there's been a blast of random fake accounts commenting random stuff on my tracks, liking, reposting... All at random. I keep blocking these people, but they are endless. I do hope Soundcloud team do something about this. If someone is to leave a like on my track, or a comment, I'd prefer to be a legit person who actually likes my music, not bots. Check this picture out, see what I'm talking about...


You can very easily spot who is a bot. They have a name generator which is very obvious and the comments they write make absolutely no sense...
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled People are followowing me and commenting on my music but they have Music Promotio....

I have a bunch of people following commenting on my songs like https://soundcloud.com/djdaisycampashhgg but they all have Music Promotion: DO NOT CLICK HERE on their profile so are they bots, harmful or just people?
The track with the most of these comments would be https://soundcloud.com/kai-dennis-1/masgame-malware-vip
https://soundcloud.com/shereejoycedd , https://soundcloud.com/amyrivasgg , https://soundcloud.com/melindaperryeeee
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rape threats?.

Since when did Soundcloud become a place where people from Europe and South America post rape threats on new sounds, and Soundcloud makes it impossible to disable comments?

I pay for Soundcloud Pro, I use it for rehearsal tapes for a choir. I shouldn't have to wait for people to pounce on my new sounds to then block them because they are saying they want to "rape my face" or screw me in Paris.
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Sing Out Loud wrote:

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rape threats?.

Since when did Soundcloud become a place where people from Europe and South America post rape threats on new sounds, and Soundcloud makes it impossible to disable comments?

I pay for Soundcloud Pro, I use it for rehearsal tapes for a choir. I shouldn't have to wait for people to pounce on my new sounds to then block them because they are saying they want to "rape my face" or screw me in Paris.


Hello there,

My sincere apologies about this, I can absolutely understand how this is frustrating! I've reported this to our Trust & Safety team already, and they let me know they're interested in more details around this (e.g., the URL of the user(s) from which such comments are coming from, the track on which such a comment was, etc.) to investigate further. Please send them a mailto:trust@soundcloud.com.

Apart from that, please read the original post on this conversation for further context on Spam accounts in general.

Lastly, since you are on a Pro subscription, you might want to enable quiet mode on your tracks.

Hope this helps.

All the best
Mathis
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What's up with all these bullshit comments to my uploads?.

I'm posting primarily solo guitar music and am getting bullshit, nonsequitor comments that are almost Rumsfeldian in their patent absurdity. A type of poetry, almost. But it's weird. The commentors clearly aren't listening to the music, so what do they hope to gain by such posts as those that follow. I don't think I've gotten a single legit comment. Not that I am sad about that, but this is confusing to me. Can anyone shed any light? Thanks.

They amuse me so much I feel like sharing them all:

to by byl jiny vylet??
obviously! When I hit the lotto in less than a year we can go everywhere ??
I wanna go to one like that when I go to Miami look into that
En hier naar emigreren ????
The waters so clear :/
ca aussi ca sera pour nous !
Get a tan on our pasty bodiess ???
Bana uyar huzuru bulalim
bora bora? Rsrsrs
def Canada
.lum spirited away!!
d_ another place to sit and talk about any and everything...time does not exist here?? only us?
Can we go?? Can we can we?
fully on it ????
Proteas in the Beautifuldestinations!!!!
Romantic those swans gorgeous
Llevameee ????????
Woah?! Hadlok ko! Haha

What's the point of posting things like this, which are obviously not in relation to the music?
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled disbanned some fake account.

dear admin, can you disbanned or erase some "auto comment" users? i see some fake account and that's makes me annoyed, auto comment everywhere
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bizzaro spammy Comments on last few tracks. Help!.

I'm getting a bunch of weird, random, and nonsensical comments on the last few tracks I posted. Such as "Gorgeous shot! Wish we had this when we were there" and "this is where we got married" ?!?! They don't seem like spam, but definitely seems like robots. Never happened on older tracks. What's going on here?
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled soundcloudspam.

Today I got a wonderfull woman invitating to porn ? How could that happen through SoundCloud ?
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SO MUCH SPAM.

This is so shameful.

Look at the amount of spam I get on my profile just from uploading one song???

Looking through everybody's profiles, there's just spam littered on each profile.

Somebody at soundcloud do something about this. THIS IS TOO MUCH.

Look at this profile - https://soundcloud.com/wild-earp-769192480/followers

https://soundcloud.com/user-626140014

They come in all colors

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