I got an emote from someone who doesn't have any art/favorites (When i say i got an emote, i mean all they did was send me an message with an wave) Should I worry? I didn't click on the hand, i'm just confused o-o (I didn't click on their profile in message either, i just went around and did "Deviant art - user name- " )
same thing if they claim they're from deviantart saying you won a prize, they wouldn't be messaging you on some normal account you can look up. its all bullshit. 1. DA wouldn't be contacting you with a normal account, it'd be an official DA admin, which they don't have basic user accounts. 2. if you won a prize, it'd be because you participated in something because we all know DA doesn't just give things away. 3. they SURE as hell aren't going to give you a link to some random website that isn't even part of their authentic website, 4. i'm 1000% positive if it wasn't bullshit, which it is, THEY'D AT LEAST BE FAMILIAR WITH USING PROPER GRAMMAR AND SPELLING. had this happen to me a couple weeks ago, some account tried PMing me, telling me i'd won a 100 dollar gift card, with a link to a bogus site with fairly crappy english. reported it, copy pasted the link and sent it to DA's help center, don't know if anything will happen, but hopefully they get busted.
Edit on my comment because I can't seem to find it:
I got another one two days ago from a deactivated user that did the same as the other bot. It is only a matter of time before they flood my inbox.
Thank you for spreading awareness to this!