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Merrick919
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Saw this sent into a Discord chat today:

"Warning, look out for a Discord user by the name of "shaian" with the tag #2974. He is going around sending friend requests to random Discord users, and those who accept his friend requests will have their accounts DDoSed and their groups exposed with the members inside it becoming a victim as well. Spread the word and send this to as many discord servers as you can. If you see this user, DO NOT accept his friend request and immediately block him. Discord is currently working on it. SEND THIS TO ALL THE SERVERS YOU ARE IN. This is IMPORTANT: Do not accept a friend request from shaian#2974. He is a hacker.

Tell everyone on your friends list because if somebody on your list adds one of them, they'll be on your list too. They will figure out your personal computer's IP and address, so copy & paste this message where ever you can. He is going around sending friend requests to random discord users, and those who accept his requests will have their accounts and their IP Addresses revealed to him. Spread the word and send this to as many discord servers as you can. If you see this user, DO NOT accept his friend request and immediately block him. Saw this somewhere"

I was so angry I typed up an entire feature-length rant about it (just wanted to share my anger):

"1. Unless they have access to Discord data centres or third-party data centres storing Discord user information I doubt they can obtain the IP just by sending friend requests.

2. Judging by the wording, for example, 'copy & paste this message where ever you can' and 'Spread the word and send this to as many discord servers as you can. If you see this user, DO NOT accept his friend request and immediately block him.' this is most likely BS, prob just someone pissed off at that user and is trying to ruin their reputation etc.. Sentences equivalent to 'spread the word' are literally everywhere in this wall of text.

3. So what if you block the user? You don't even have their user ID, they can change their username and discrim if they want. Also, are you assuming they won't create any alts?

4. Accounts DDoSed? Does the creator of this wall of text even understand what that means? Wouldn't it be more likely that 'shaian' will be DDoSing your computer rather than your Discord account? How would the account even be DDoSed? Does that mean DDoSing Discord's servers themselves?

5. If 'shaian' really had access to Discord's information, they wouldn't need to send friend requests in order to 'DDoS accounts'. Why whould they need to friend you? It doesn't make sense. If they already had access to Discord user IP addresses, they won't even have to interact with the users themselves. Although you could argue that they are trolling and want to get to know the victim first or smth, that would just be inefficient and pointless. If they were DDoSing lots of users it would be a waste of time and resources.

6. The phrase 'Saw this somewhere' at the end just makes it worse. There is absolutely no proof/evidence of any kind provided, let along witnesses.

How do you expect me to believe this copypasta BS scam? This is like that 'Discord will be shutting down' scam a while back.

Why do people even believe this? Do you just blindly follow what others are doing and without thinking, copy and paste random walls of text?

Spreading this false information is pointless and harmful. It only provides benefits to whoever started this whole thing, trying to bring down whoever 'shaian' is.

I don't think people who copy & paste this sort of stuff are ready to use the internet yet.

Would you really believe everything people on the internet tell you?

You would probably say 'no'.

Then why copy & paste this? Do you have a reason?

Or is it 'just because of 'spread the word''?

I'm just sick of seeing people reposting this sort of stuff

People who send this are probably like the people who click 'Yes' to allow an app to make changes in the User Account Control window without reading the information about the publisher's certificate, or the people who click 'Agree' without actually reading the terms and conditions."

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  • 11
    I only read the first part at first without realizing I could scroll down and I was about to...

    Comment all the stuff that you already put in your rant 😅
  • 1
    You’ve got way to much time to spend. I would have just removed the guy who wrote it to me.
  • 1
    Is is actually somewhat an issue with teamspeak as you can create your own server.
    Happend to my brother, he joined a random Polish TS and ended up with a ddos on our ip. After plugging the modem out and back in again to get a new address, everything was fine.
  • 0
    Spread the word Merrick919 is spreading disinformation about a discord hacking group and stealing facebook profiles by mail so he can like and get money from Bill Gates!!!
  • 0
    1. No, but they can immediately pivot and instantly drop a bad link/gif/emoji/stream/call to instantly and automatically pwn your box and get that, so also yes.

    2. My server's not even terribly big and we get them all the time, they get caught in the bot trap constantly.

    3. Blocks are based on internal IDs, but yes, alts count.

    4. It'd also be "DoS" unless he had a botnet, no?

    5. pmuch, unless they mesnt client info, as in point 1? Prolly not tho.

    6. Usually goes like that, it's fearmongering, like old chain emails.
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  • 0
    They are playing on people fear and their kindness of helping other people.
  • 1
    ayo guys shaian here

    my friend and admin on my own server (discord.gg/tim) sent this copypasta over a month and half ago as a joke but we never saw it gaining so much traction i mean i've literally seen people on instagram talk about it and there are about 4 youtube videos out there about it (search "shaian 2974" on Google

    i appreciate the fact that there are people out there that are smart enough to realize this is a joke lol

    i stopped adding people because i had over 500 friend requests
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