Last reply 3 weeks ago
chiboy_best

Is this a valid user?

Apologies in advance if account is real. We sadly, from time to time, have people setting up accounts who seem to be trolling.

Also, Is there better a way to report suspicious account, requests without having to post to main board?

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wendyhills
3 weeks ago

I’ve had a friend request too seems suspect to me apparently their MS is benign not sure what that means I’m going to reject don’t think it’s genuine


msikib
3 weeks ago

I’ve had the same request about 15 mins ago, seems a bit dodgy to me. Had another a few months ago from someone claiming to be in the American armed forces.


andyturner
3 weeks ago

Me too. American solider and now benign chiboy.. You can’t get benign MS.
Fake…


highlander
3 weeks ago

Me also deleted.


sally03
3 weeks ago

I also deleted. The word benign felt wrong


londonlad
3 weeks ago

All,

Let’s wait to hear from the man, stumbler, who no doubt will dismiss or confirm our suspicions… it does look bad, given the amount of requests in such a short time. But “innocent until proven guilty” and all that!

Also, word of caution, I think the type of MS is actually one of the options that can be chosen from a drop down list when joining the site. benign ms is one of those almost taboo topics. With various thoughts suggesting it can or cannot be,… I think it means that the MS was very subtle and little to no impact, and no progression or disability after many years. ms could only be called benign in retospect as you don’t know until many years if it was going to be bad .

Anyway, my point is; please don’t dismiss poeple for having MS classified as “benign”, as it does exist, for some people


lightning87
3 weeks ago

I got a request too. I thought benign MS was also a ‘thing’.


msikib
3 weeks ago

I had rejected the request a while back and now chi-boy best has requested again, anyone got a clue if its for real.


cloudy
3 weeks ago

I got request 2 which in itself I find unusual …. I don’t tend to think friend requests after no post or no comments on a previous post warrant a second thought – u wouldn’t be a random strangers friend on the street and I certainly wouldn’t be one here !!


watsoncraig
3 weeks ago

Request came in and has been ignored.


stumbler
3 weeks ago

I’ve been keeping an eye on this situation. Yes, I agree, it does look suspicious, but I can’t shoot and ask questions later.

You’re all taking the right action by being careful. 😉


stumbler
3 weeks ago

Tell me, is there a place in Florida called UK? 😕


mblake20
3 weeks ago

Hi I rejected the friend request and immediately after got a 2nd request…


nutshell88
3 weeks ago

I refused the first but added this mysterious account in a rush i’ll try to delete him lol place in the uk called uk


nutshell88
3 weeks ago

US*


vivien
3 weeks ago

I’ve had 1 too, which I’ve rejected. I couldn’t access his profile………. Or see any posts…………….


wjgregg
3 weeks ago

I have deleted the request.


jolea
3 weeks ago

Hi guys
Yep i had a request and deleted.
On holiday and having a good time.
Be careful.


niteowl
3 weeks ago

Had a friend request too bit like fb lol 😂 random requests 🙈


dvtrv
3 weeks ago

I also received friend request yesterday and also feel a tad peculiar.

So many people seem to have received friend request from this individual,

I’ve also decided to decline.


chezy17
3 weeks ago

I’ve one too but there is a benign MS cos that what the docs think is happening with my MS.


yvonnemair
3 weeks ago

When I was diagnosed in 1994 I was told it was benign ms (it’s now secondary progressive).


peterfrancis
3 weeks ago

Got a request last night from this person, now denied / deleted.


leighlincoln
3 weeks ago

Had the same request from chiboy wanting to meet, lives in Florida. Deleted.


cameron
3 weeks ago

I rejected on the basis of his stated desire to get to ‘know me better’. Not a reason for joining a support and information forum.


markp
3 weeks ago

Deleted…


brando
3 weeks ago

what is everyone talking about he was only trying to get you all to donate to his great cause. 😉

Sarcasm! just incase no one can tell.

Brando


dinnerlady
3 weeks ago

I got a request also


tammysd
3 weeks ago

Same here, deleted it.


stumbler
3 weeks ago

This problem should now stop – the user has been removed.

I do apologise for not doing this sooner, I just need proof that they’re a wrong’un. You guys provided me with that proof, so thanks for being so vocal. 😉


msikib
3 weeks ago

I’ve just had my 3rd friend request from them.


jules4
3 weeks ago

I deleted a request from him yesterday too.


stumbler
3 weeks ago

@msikib , that must be a hangover, they were removed almost an hour ago. 😕


msikib
3 weeks ago

Yes, sorry about that, it came through at 7.21pm and I’d only just seen it when I commented.

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