Spoofers accounts in Barcelona (cell AF09-SIERRA-02)
Hello, I would like to expose a problem that we have been having for a long time in our cell that mainly includes the Barcelona cell (AF09-SIERRA-02) and for which we have no solution from Niantic. Specifically, it is about spoofer accounts that interfere and roam freely without being minimally monitored or inspected and that travel long distances from point A to point B in unreal time. We are a large number of agents who are frustrated to see how, for example, we go up a mountain to capture a portal taking three hours, while another spoofer agent does it in two minutes. We find that all the strategic portals are being destroyed and captured by very recent accounts and that on top of it, the perimeter confinements that exist in the territory due to COVID are skipped.
It is useless for us to make a report to a spoofer account if then the only thing Niantic does is give it a strike or warning, since it will use another new account to continue harming the community of agents who play in that cell.
He also comments that these spoofer accounts, to go unnoticed, upload their statistics and even make banners so that they go unnoticed and thus it is more difficult for them to be considered false accounts. Fake accounts like Manctrlc use that tactic.
Here is the list of suspicious accounts:
JuanTanam0 (Banned 2020/02/04)
Perchitabcn (it was previously called ShimoAsada)