Fake signups for FS

Apparently someone signed by friend "asirp" for this event:

I've talked to him, he's on a break from the game because of personal problems. Never signed up and usually never attends FS events. Could one of the organizes done it by hacking my friend's account?

Obviously they are lacking attendees to make this a valid event, because I suspect "JadnaPetra" is also a fake signup, I check Intel Map every day in wider Split area and have never seen that name.


  • XK150XK150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2020

    Nobody's account got hacked. Sign-ups are done through an online form that has zero ability to identify the user's Ingress account.

    You not recognizing a name proves nothing. Some people travel. I drove 200 miles (one-way) to a First Saturday today.

    Anyway, fake sign-ups can't make the event valid. The accounts actually need to play at the event.

  • HydracyanHydracyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    They need at least 1 member of the other faction and at least 6 registered players to be officially activated.

  • The only requirement for an event to be registered and activated is a faction leader from each side that passes an NIA Background check.

    The minimum of 3 agents from each faction and 10 total agents is for the group photo and post event verification.

    But yeah, the event RSVP has no verification on agent name entered. If an event is having issues with the list of agent names signing up, they can hide the list.

  • Thanks for help, but I still don't understand if someone can sign me up for FS without my knowledge?

  • XK150XK150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have your ever looked at the sign-up form? It's literally just a Google form that asks you to ever an agent name and faction.

    Fev Games literally doesn't have a way to confirm the agent name is accurate (unless you want them to ping every signed up agent in Comms) and they don't need to, because putting the won't name in that form literally doesn't get anybody anything.

    You're getting worked up over a non-hack that doesn't accomplish anything.

  • MorganzaMorganza ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've heard of people setting up a First Saturday event that they have zero expectation will attract the minimum 10/3 just to get access to the restocking portal. That's far from "no benefit".

  • simurghsimurgh ✭✭✭

    There's no way to stop that since there's no way to know ahead of time whether or not an event will draw the minimum number of people. A group could randomly decide last minute to all go or to even bail, which could make or break an event.

  • simurghsimurgh ✭✭✭

    Since the RSVP form includes an open field for the agent name, anyone filling it out could put down anything in it. There's no guarantee it's actually the player listed.

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