How do you report an account officially on Hashnode?

An account by the name of Vegenia messaged me on Hashnode claiming to be a coder in Texas and looking forward to starting a working relationship with me. She left me an email address to mail her through, which I did. I got a reply from her telling me about some ailment she has and how she is trying to raise some money blah blah. I figured out that I was being catfished and just accused her.

I'm a Nigerian so the devil himself would have to open a social media account for me to get scammed by these internet scammers. I would just like to report the account so other people do not fall prey. scammer.jpg

Milica Maksimović's photo

Any time you receive such messages or notice that behavior, go to that person's profile. On the left side, below social media networks, you'll see the report button.

Optionally, you can message team Hashnode or me personally!

We do not approve of such behavior. Check out our Code of Conduct for more info.

Michaela Greiler's photo

Software Engineer | founder | indiehacker | speaker

Good to know.

Serdar Sanri's photo

Haha, good I am not the only one come across peeps like that. Take a look below. Sandeep already took care of his account and he might have different accounts in hashnode now so just beware.

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Yashu Mittal's photo

Founder & CEO of CodeCarrot

That was totally at a different level 😮

Marco Alka's photo

Same message, but since reporting, or any profile interaction at all, from the messaging interface is really frustrating, I opened a feedback issue 😉 Don't forget to tell the team whatever frustrates you so they can improve the platform!

Md Zaid Imam's photo

I also got the same message, but profile seems to be blocked.

Michaela Greiler's photo

I got the same private message. It seems the person is already blocked.

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Hipkiss's photo

Co-Founder, Founder, Entrepreneur & Problem Solver

I have had the same message.

Siddharth Vishvanath (Sid)'s photo

I also got the same message. When I checked the profile it is already blocked.

Adewale Olaoye's photo

I got the same message on the day I opened account. I just play along with him and allow him to fool himself