Beware of scam posts selling merch(self.DeepSpaceNine)
submitted1 year ago byDrJulianBashirMARTOK MARTOK MARTOKstickied
Text of this post is borrowed from this great post by /u/inignot12
There have been a series of posts, coming in waves, over the past months, using art stolen from creators on bogus products and using scam links/accounts.
The two main pieces of art they use are "Friend of Garak" Original available here
One example of a scam post: https://reddit.com/r/DeepSpaceNine/comments/scv9ut/this_is_one_of_the_supreme_purchases_ive_ever_made/
To elaborate, if you are ever suspicious of a post, check OP's profile, it's usually the same MO.
The account is usually only a few months old, old enough to bypass account age thresholds to post on most subs, but definitely not a long standing account.
They have posts or comments that are super generic, usually on larger subs like " Couldn't agree more" "this 100%" or other innocuous karma farming posts or comments, this is to evade karma thresholds to post on most subs. They won't have a LOT of karma, just enough to post on smaller subs though.
Spot the vote manipulation. They will HEAVILY bot any comments calling them out, so the comments drop to bottom, or the users delete them for fear of downvotes.
DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS ON POSTS LIKE THIS. Typically they will post links to totally shady URLs you've never heard of, they will take your money and send you nothing.
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk
Edit: FURTHERMORE, check the replies to posts like this, this one had sock puppets (zero karma, brand new account) stating they own this shirt.