Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cheaters are NOT tolerated!

I have had one user, listed as Susan Dean, enter all of my giveaways and actually completed NONE of the entries.  This is cheating and will NOT be tolerated on my blog.  This is the third time this has happened and I again have deleted all entries by this person.

Bloggers beware.....

Facebook profile is: https://www.facebook.com/SusanDean089

I hope I'm clear on this.  As a frequent entrant of giveaways, I hope that all bloggers check their entries for validity and remove those that aren't valid, and I am certainly doing the same on my site.

21 comments:

Melissa Campeau said...

I feel you! I hate, hate, hate it people who do that! And you know what else I have seen people do for my giveaways?? They unfollow me let's say on Twitter and then refollow me just to get entries on the form!!! The nerves!

Susan said...

Thanks for the heads up! I will delete all of her entries if I see her!

will1494 said...

I verify all entries, which is painstakng, but unfortunately when thousands of people like your facebook fan page, some slip through the cracks. People are pretty dishonest these days. I also think it's funny that page likes go down by the dozens the day after a giveaway ends!

Kim Croisant said...

So sorry this keeps happening to you. I'll be watching for her too. I've been getting so much spam lately, that I had to change my messages to be approved.

MotherhoodLooms said...

Ugh. Honestly, the irritation of people faking entries is why I don't do a lot of giveaways. It's just too much hassle because of dishonest people.

Mrs. Stephens said...

Its so sad when people do things like this. I wish it was simpler to check fans who like pages but I guess people feel they can cheat. Some of the entries are so simple why cheat?

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I have so many entries that I usually just verify the winner. Now I need to look more closely. Thanks for sharing this. I will check mine and delete her if she is not doing it.

MamaMunky said...

Ouch! You are not messing around. I hate when people do this though. Such a waste of our time.

Elizabeth said...

People think we are dumb! Oh so you just hit complete for all entry but left no additional info like the form says to and can find no evidence that you did anything? well OF COURSE you can win the prize! hahahaha

JSweeps said...

As someone who enters a lot of giveaways too, it's frustrating to see others take advantage. Another huge frustration is the stupid twitter and facebook follow limits. Drives me crazy!

Young At Heart Mommy said...

This is TERRIBLE! I don't know why people think that we will not verify entries for contests. This really irritates me. I am going to keep a look out for this name on my rafflecopter forms!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

So frustrating! I have to verify every winner to make sure the person actually completes the task. These people are a disgrace. We're not asking for much but support in exchange for these giveaway items. UGH, GOod for you for catching this person. She's on my "watch" list :)

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Good for you for verifying! I often hear people don't do that and as a blogger it's frustrating. I spend a lot of time verifying and making sure to be fair so it's good to hear others do too!

An Ordinary Housewife said...

Thanks for letting us know! Not fair to those who follow the rules!

Malia said...

I too get annoyed when people enter and don't follow directions! One of my mandatory entries is to leave a Blog Post Comment. It's an easy way to check if the person completed that entry. If I choose a winner and don't see a comment from them, I go on to choose another winner.

Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) said...

Not nice at all! Today, someone hit my car in a grocery store parking lot - not super bad, but bad enough to scrape a huge part of the bumper. No note!

Trisha said...

I've run into this problem before but I haven't had any repeat offenders (as far as I know). Thanks for the heads up and I give you props for sifting through the entries. I know how tough it can be!

Brittney Minor said...

Interesting! Thanks for the heads up!

JustADealJess said...

Thank you for sharing. I will pass this info along as well

Becky said...

Thank you for posting this. She just did the same thing to me! I was looking for some info on her and your post came up in my search.

Becky said...

Thank you for posting this. She just did the same thing to me! I was looking for some info on her and your post came up in my search.