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    Thumbs down BBM is Catfish Central

    After man years away from BBM and now back it seems that there are more and more pretend people on it and lots on this site. I get more fake bbm request from that are not who they look like or are just plain sneaky. I know it was a problem before but man since being back only a few weeks it seems way worse. In my 4 years with BB I cant remember getting this much during the whole time back then.

    I just had to throw that out there...Sorry for venting ..I love BBM but its getting annoying
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    What exactly do you mean by 'pretend people'? Also... probably doesn't help to have your PIN publicly available on your signature and/or profile on a site like CrackBerry.
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    Well, you do have your PIN displayed publicly in your signature...so that surely doesn't help

    The problem will of course be magnified by a larger user base. More people on BBM=higher chances you'll run into creepy people. I take solace in the fact that's it's an opt-in system, so if I don't approve any undesirable people, they won't get on my BBM (or probably know that I'm even using BBM.) Whereas in a system like Whatsapp, if someone gets my phone number, it's not an opt-in system--I'm automatically added until/unless I block them.
    Last edited by raino; 11-02-2013 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Opt-in, not PIN
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    Now that all that is needed is a BlackBerry ID, I'm not surprised it's more prone to spam.
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    I wonder what pretend people are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVPTI View Post
    Now that all that is needed is a BlackBerry ID, I'm not surprised it's more prone to spam.
    The add request still has to be approved.
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    I don't think it's limited to BBM, the world is FULL of catfish types! Too bad some people can't just be themselves anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    I wonder what pretend people are...
    I think i was referring to people with fake Avi's that request you...not really pretend people. I post my Pin in public and did for yours. Now it just seems there is more weird people out there. It hard to explain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    The add request still has to be approved.
    Well, after reading this thread a little closer, I have no clue what this guy is talking about?

    Are they invites he's getting? People already in his contacts spamming? Is the OP going crazy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVPTI View Post
    Well, after reading this thread a little closer, I have no clue what this guy is talking about?

    Are they invites he's getting? People already in his contacts spamming? Is the OP going crazy?
    My guess...ladies with nice bbm pics that turn out to be men pretending to be women online...

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    I think he means people who send pictures of someone other than themselves, they lie about who they are. The world has gone mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVPTI View Post
    Well, after reading this thread a little closer, I have no clue what this guy is talking about?

    Are they invites he's getting? People already in his contacts spamming? Is the OP going crazy?
    Lol I think the issue here (a legitimate one, but not just limited to BBM, quite frankly) is that the OP is approving incoming requests that he probably shouldn't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina H View Post
    I think he means people who send pictures of someone other than themselves, they lie about who they are. The world has gone mad!

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    Ding ding dind we have a winner. LOL thanks for saying it way better than I could have..
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    YAY!

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    Nah, I think Raino said it better.

    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    Lol I think the issue here (a legitimate one, but not just limited to BBM, quite frankly) is that the OP is approving incoming requests that he probably shouldn't be.
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    OK i should have changed it from Catfish to Creepers.. Maybe that would have been a better topic.
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    Stop posting your PIN in a public forum! BBM is no more nor less full of Creepers than any other social media medium. I really don't get this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin_NYC View Post
    Stop posting your PIN in a public forum! BBM is no more nor less full of Creepers than any other social media medium. I really don't get this thread.

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    Back in the day it wasn't this bad,,,dont like the thread then dont Read it
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    I didn't say I don't like the thread. I said I don't get it. I will gladly participate to tell you your thread is ridiculous. As everyone has already told you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalPak200 View Post
    ... on a site like CrackBerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott1026 View Post
    Back in the day it wasn't this bad....
    It was bad enough to learn posting your PIN in public is not wise
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    Welcome to the world of social Media!! I agree with you about BBM, So is Whats app. especially more scary to me since who knows who have access to our contacts and our pics... They are all scary nowadays.
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    There will be pseudonymous people on all social media apps.

    These can be more interesting than those weirdos who can't hold a conversation who are actually who they say they are loool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emstardeluxe View Post
    My guess...ladies with nice bbm pics that turn out to be men pretending to be women online...

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    Which begs the question... is that really you LOL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmoe View Post
    Which begs the question... is that really you LOL?
    LMAO! Yes, it is, but since I don't post my PIN anywhere it shouldn't matter to anyone whether it is or not, LOL.
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