I just got a friend add from this user account

http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/jenniferhines

It's obviously an account designed to advertise adult services. I see no way of reporting it for being a fake account. How do I flag and get the account removed?

asked 21 Nov '14, 15:20

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You can alert that in the OSM wiki by entering "Spam" in its text search box. Add an entry there in the right section ... if not done yet, create a wiki account there ideally with the same name like you use on osm.org

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answered 21 Nov '14, 15:42

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I'm not sure how the OSM wiki is related to non-wiki OSM spam (like diary spam or in this case friend requests)?

(21 Nov '14, 17:12) SomeoneElse ♦

Currently, if you alert the admins in the #osm-dev IRC channel to the problem they'll delete such users (you'll notice that this one no longer exists).

In the longer term, the idea is that there will be a moderation system (described here), but that doesn't exist yet.

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