Pokémon Player abusing system - Creating Fake portals around the country

Player is adding fake portals by submitting photos from objects and playgrounds that belong to other towns, thus confusing reviewers and local players/tourists. Here some of them:


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: El Ritmo de la Naturaleza

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.46975,-84.965959&z=17&pll=10.46975,-84.965959

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Original portal: Al Ritmo del Tropico (https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.977777,-84.833779&z=17&pll=9.977777,-84.833779)


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: El Escultor del Pueblo

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.469763,-84.96531&z=17&pll=10.469763,-84.96531

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Original Portal: Estatua El Escultor (https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.977693,-84.834029&z=17&pll=9.977693,-84.834029)


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: La Barba de Pitágoras

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.468652,-84.965634&z=17&pll=10.468652,-84.965634

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Original: Statue belonging to the Cultural House of Puntarenas. Source: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Casa+de+la+Cultura/@9.9774836,-84.8339689,18z/data=!4m8!1m2!3m1!2sCasa+de+la+Cultura!3m4!1s0x8fa02eea4f5e3e2d:0x6b75850ac8840c57!8m2!3d9.9774836!4d-84.8339689

Photosphere: https://www.google.com/maps/@9.9775,-84.8341675,3a,75y,201.06h,90.09t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPswKRP5Uhpa16PD6a8pJirGLm6otoUAzVNtMJ_!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPswKRP5Uhpa16PD6a8pJirGLm6otoUAzVNtMJ_%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya36.957443-ro-0-fo100!7i7200!8i3600


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Cañon De Lucha

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.471231,-84.96533&z=17&pll=10.471231,-84.96533

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Original Portal: Cañón del Museo Histórico (https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.97714,-84.833972&z=17&pll=9.97714,-84.833972)


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Estrella del Niño Jesus

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.471702,-84.966467&z=17&pll=10.471702,-84.966467

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: The satellite view clearly shows a place where buses are stored, not a green area with an object.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Monumento AyA Barrio Santa Cecilia

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.472897,-84.968426&z=17&pll=10.472897,-84.968426

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: The town is called Tilarán, not "Santa Cecilia". In satellite view, it is clear the mark is over a building, not in an open area like in the photo of fake portal.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Pista de Skate Tilaran Centro

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.470718,-84.964998&z=17&pll=10.470718,-84.964998

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: There is not a skatepark in that area. The mark is over a building.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Zona de ejercicios Tilaran Centro

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.468241,-84.967162&z=17&pll=10.468241,-84.967162

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: The wayspot is in yard of residential property in the center of the block as easily noticeable from satellite. Playground is from another known town of Costa Rica. He took the photo there and then moved the mark to that site.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Iglesia Cristiana Alfa y Omega

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=10.468909,-84.965398&z=17&pll=10.468909,-84.965398

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: There is not a church in the site, and it can be confirmed through Google Maps. The building's roof in the photo doesn't match with satellite view either.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Playground La joya

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.837904,-83.863224&z=17&pll=9.837904,-83.863224

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: The wayspot is over residential property, not in a green open area. Easy to confirm through satellite image.


Category: Invalid Portal Report

Title of the Portal: Vence Reina Impera - Paraíso

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.838156,-83.86394&z=17&pll=9.838156,-83.86394

City: Tilarán

Country: Costa Rica

Manipulated location: The wayspot is over residential property. The photo of candidate shows a cross in an open area with green space which clearly doesn't coincide with satellite image.


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This Pokemon Go player has approved many fake portals in our country. He is still sending fake nominations that we are trying to revoke, but we need your help to ban this player breaking the system. We suggest to delete all portals this subject managed to get live with his accounts. If not possible, we will report the hundred of them independently. We are simultaneosly sending a report through Wayfarer and Scanner to address this situation promptly. @NianticCasey we would appreciate if your team can help us with this issue affecting the portal network. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Coordinator of Costa Rica Wayfarer Team.

Comments

  • HydraulinskiHydraulinski ✭✭✭✭✭

    If he is creating fake photospheres you can report them at Google maps too.

  • FuzzySunFuzzySun ✭✭✭

    "We suggest to delete all portals this subject managed to get live with his accounts. If not possible, we will report the hundred of them independently."


    Do the second bit.

  • TheFarixTheFarix ✭✭✭✭✭

    You will have to report the individually. And if the reports are rejected, you will have to appeal them separately with the appropriate photographic evidence.

  • Odd that this one lone player submitted and voted on sooooo many portals all on his own. I imagine that in voting not a single Ingress player voted on any of these waypoints. In fact you seem to be saying that this one player passed these hundred stops all on his own.

    "Coordinator of Costa Rica Wayfarer Team."

    How many times has it been said that there is no coordinated effort to control waypoints. Odd that your coordinated efforts are ok and yet someone elses efforts are not.

  • He nominated fake 5-star objects deceiving most reviewers. We are a wayfarer group which help new people to nominate according to rules and thus reduce the bad quality candidates in the queue. We also have a guide based in Niantic criteria to help everyone with reviews, including nominations very unique from the country and that we have asked support if they are valid. There is nothing wrong if a country organizes to evaluate portals according to rules. We live in a small country making it possible.

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