Copy pasta or Legitimate Threat?

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  • Salty Rooster

    probably not, i doubt it's that hard to delete them from a discord server, plus how would that even work? from the sound of it, the only thing that's at risk is if people find out you're in Discords you don't want others to know

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  • DeadxAudio [Verb]

    Seems like BS but I too would like to know if its legit..

     

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  • Catzee カツィ

    This is almost definitely copypasta. This is the way I see it, if this user can randomly friend request users, he most likely has access to a database of users, in which case he doesn't need to friend request a user to DDoS them. Otherwise, they need to know that our accounts exist at all, and that is a very low chance for any individual person.

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  • 🔥PgSuper🔥

    It's fake. Those copypastas have been going around in Discord since its creation, always with different names. It's a great way to get someone you hate in trouble: say they are some evil hacker and spread it around. Just ignore it, and move on. Nothing to see here.

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  • Adrian3n1

    this is so legitelamently copypasta is it? http://iamwatchingyou.com 

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  • MimikQ

    Welp I'm not sure but at the moment I'm making an alt to friend him. If this turns out real something might happen. If fake probably nothing. Someone has to find out- Might use a virtual machine too just to be safe

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  • Depressed Idioto

    I just got this in Teaful's Librarys' ROBLOX group Discord. It looks legit but I don't think it's real.

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  • 🔥PgSuper🔥

    Looks like I'll have to explain it better (please read everything). Guys, this is what's called a "chain". Messages IDENTICAL to that (just changing the name) go around Discord all the time. The chance of a "chain" being true is actually very slim, and more so when it contains threatening content. For example, chains that say "share this chain or someone next to you will suffer" are very common. In this case, it captures everyone's attention by saying someone (some random, normal Discord user) is a hacker or spy that is there to steal your data, and that, if you don't share, your data could be stolen or something. It should be obvious that it is fake.

    The next point to analyze here is: "- Discord team". No, the Discord team does not send chains around. The Discord team sends messages by its official twitter (@discordapp) and by the Discord Testers/Discord API servers. All messages that claim to belong to the Discord team (or any other company, really, e.g. -Microsoft team, -Google team etc) are fake, you can be sure of that: there are official places where they would send out any messages of this regard, such as Twitter or Facebook.

    (It's also obvious that they aren't "trying very hard to remove them from their database" - it's just one SQL command to remove an entry... come on guys.)

    Finally, chains do not help at all to identify any "dangerous" people. In fact, most if not all of them are just normal people who happen to have some annoying "friend" who hates them and wants everyone to hate them. I'll give you a hint on how this works: Person A hates Person B (wants to ruin B's life), so A sends to some friend who owns some somewhat-big server, Person C, this message. And note: This message is the same as most of the previous ones, just changing the name - so Person A already has a message model that they can send and be sure that it will be spread. How convenient! They just change the name to B's and boom, now it's being shared everywhere that B is the "worst person ever".

    In fact, chains are a great way to actually drive people into a trap or dangerous setting. In WhatsApp, another messaging app (it's worth noting that all messaging apps are inevitably contaminated with the plague of chains, because it's part of human nature), gullible people are exploited thanks to chains: one goes around saying "Click here for 100 free hamburgers" or "check this site out for unlimited credit" (which is shared group-to-group by gullible people) and boom, now the exploiter (via social engineering) amassed tons of victims.

    So, I'll set you on some tips:

    1. When you see a chain (anything that is being shared around very quickly), there is a 99% chance it is fake;
    2. If the chain: (A) claims to be someone important/be some staff/be part of the Discord team/be part of a company's team; (B) threatens you to share it; (C) foresees some absurd future; then you can freely yell at the person who sent it and tell them the truth, because it means they are potentially among scammers' targets and are potentially gullible enough to fall for other scams.
    3. Do not ever share a chain.

    The only time you should ever even remotely consider what's written in it is if it is backed up by official sources - such as @discordapp's twitter, some official company twitter account, etc. (note that those sources need to be linked - images are easily faked. Also make sure the account is official and verified.) Otherwise, no deal.

    In addition, if you ever do see someone hacking/raiding etc. report the issue to Discord's Trust&Safety team. There are official forms on Discord's website, letting them fully analyze the situation.

    That's it boys and girls, and watch out for scammers!

     

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  • dellthehaxor

    so first of all this is most likely fake this isnt real 2nd of all you cant get ddosed by adding someone on discord you can only get ddosed by booting/ddosing an ip 3rd this is called chainmail witch you probably know what that is please dont fall for anything like this

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  • T̷͆̑ê̷̈x̶͋͌

    You can’t DDoS discord accounts that’s not how it works. If you mention DDoS shouldn't you know about it?

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  • Egg

    I think I got a request from him a few weeks ago? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it was him. It might just be some guy sending out random friend requests and then someone twisted it into a chain? I didn't have any mutual servers/friends with him so I thought it was odd that he'd send me a request. He had a Darling in the Franxx Zero Two pfp.

     

    Then again, I might be remembering this wrong. It could have been just a random person. I'm assuming that the message is fake.

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  • fake smiles

     ughhh i hate people that make these..there is people that take there time to that and its annoyinggg i saw like two of these in just one server

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  • Evan.Night

    If it IS real? Wouldn't we regret ever accepting the request? So basically any friend request that has a name you don't know. You need to doiuble check with what server he or she is have in common with you to double check that it is not someone who randomly type in a username and number and got it right. Although, this could be possible that we are mistakening it. We still need to stay safe and at least watch who we friend.

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  • William071802

    I honestly can't stand people who post them. There's being gullible then there's being plain stupid and they walk a thin line between the two.

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  • Text

    It's simple;
    You can't DDoS discord accounts by just sending a friend request.

    It's more complicated than that.

    Plus what you seen it's a called a Message chain.

    Pretty much a smart idea if you want to get someone in trouble.

     
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  • Lord Voldemort

    Doesn't seem legit, you can't DDoS someone by simply sending a friend request. That's what I like to call 'fiction'.

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  • StupidFatCat

    Its Legit. I got sent a friend request from K$AY#3002. Believe it

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  • xXtoothXx

    @everyone EMERGENCY ALERT | Please read this carefully: A fair warning, Look out for a Discord user by the name of "potatotailbaka07" with the tag #6710. He is going around sending friend requests to random Discord users, those who accept his friend requests will have their accounts DDoSed and their groups exposed with the members inside it becoming a victim as well. Spread the word and send this to as many Discord servers as you can. If you see this user, DO NOT accept his friend request and immediately block him. Please stay safe. SEND THIS TO ALL THE SERVERS YOU ARE IN. This is IMPORTANT!!

    i got a weird one too

    dosent seem legit at all

     

    edit:(checked, its fake. there is no potatotailbaka07)

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  • Zaknel

    This copypasta has been going around for years now, and it's still believed by so many people. 

     

    Just... Why?

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  • Captain Unicorn

    I'm assuming this is fake, but just in case, here is the message.
    ''@everyone
    Please turn off your DMs starting now and do not accept any random friend requests unless they’re staff or from this server,this because 4channers will be invading discord and such to spam images of LGBTQ+ people being slaughtered,hung,etc.

    They will also put IP loggers. DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING THEY SEND ON JUNE 1ST WHICH IS THE DAY OF THE EVENT. If you do,it’s either an ip logger or a cookie logger, so stay safe everyone

    credit to Discord on wheelies''

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  • SuperGDPro3

    @Captain Unicorn

    Most of that is actually real, from what I know. It was called 'Operation: Pridefall' and it was to take down Pride Month. They would, of course, spam every social media, not just Discord. However, I'm not sure about the IP loggers.

    It was an anti-LGBTQ 4chan event.I didn't receive anything, so I am not 100% sure about the legitimacy, but it was apparently a big thing.

    Just look up 'Pridefall'. I questioned this at first until I looked it up. Or I'm just gullible.

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  • ehi10

    Fake, the discord team would never have people spam ping.

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  • Mati

    Guys, it is 100% fake, I dared myself to actually send any ‘spammer’ a friend request and the results I got are not surprising

    it always says the person does not exist

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  • evangeline

    i know this is from 6 months ago but it's 100% copypasta coz i legit just saw that same paragraph on Reddit where someone asked whether it is pasta lol

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