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ETSY there are ROBOTS adding favourites like crazy

This has happened twice in the past 24hours to me and and I'm sure it's far more widespread. There are fake profiles being created, favouriting items by the hundred/thousands per minute. I've just reported one which had 15,482 PAGES of favourites since joining on 25 May 2012, looked again and the number in less than 5 mins has jumped to 15,736 PAGES of faves. PAGES, not even individual faves. It is a robot - no one can add 254 pages of faves in a matter of moments.

ETSY you have a problem, please get it sorted out. There is no function to report these bots from the profile page, you have to go to Etsy's contact page.

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they are coming thick and fast, I agree it'd be good to have a quicker way to report them and get them removed.
Yes, indeed.
Well, I guess the new overlords are really here now!!!
Yes, I've been hit too. This spambot apparently joined yesterday and has 17,319 pages of favourites as I type, but this is rising steadily. The spambot is also in 950 circles. I'm so glad I'm not in "her" circle because all those faves would be appearring in my activity feed, presumably! "Her" profile talks about getting you more views for $5-$15.

Please could someone pull the plu on "her" URL? I won't give the name here because I risk being in trouble myself for naming and shaming, even though I'm certain it's not a real person.
Plu should be plug
I did a google image search on the profile photo. It's been stolen from some poor woman in Australia doing natural therapies! Considering the size of Etsy, their customer services/tech support should be 24hrs so this type of issue doesn't get out of hand.
This nut even has the nerve to post in the forums! Grrrr.....
VaudevilleGypsy from VaudevilleGypsy says
I did a google image search on the profile photo. It's been stolen from some poor woman in Australia doing natural therapies! Considering the size of Etsy, their customer services/tech support should be 24hrs so this type of issue doesn't get out of hand.
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Yes, and the one yesterday was the photo of a young lady who had been murdered. So sick...........
Send a link to the shop to trust@etsy.com. Of course, I did that last night, but nothing happened so far.

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