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Re: Fake locations

Postby giammarco » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:29 pm

everything is normal here by now... Mah...
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Re: Fake locations

Postby ravestorm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:05 pm

vermeer wrote:Next time i will sent the booklet with shortcode and serialnumbers to anyone who wants to enter the notes on my account.
I have a better and easier solution for you, that will avoid these situations in the future.
Throw away your booklet and begin to track every day what you're able to insert into the site instead of writing down the serials entering them 2 months later.

Another consideration: if you have time to write down serials why you don't enter them directly into the site in that same time instead?
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Re: Fake locations

Postby ErGo » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:26 pm

ravestorm wrote:Another consideration: if you have time to write down serials why you don't enter them directly into the site in that same time instead?
Maybe no access to the internet at this time?

But i really support your other suggestion:
if someone has not the time to transfer the notes in an appropiate time from the written notes to EBT, its better to throw away the written notes!
See also "Rules & Guidelines"
As a guideline, you should enter the notes within two weeks of obtaining them, preferably as soon as possible.

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Re: Fake locations

Postby claudio vda » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:12 pm

ErGo wrote:
ravestorm wrote:Another consideration: if you have time to write down serials why you don't enter them directly into the site in that same time instead?
Maybe no access to the internet at this time?


Two months are a really long interval of time. No internet access for two months? That's really a lot of time!

ErGo wrote:But i really support your other suggestion:
if someone has not the time to transfer the notes in an appropiate time from the written notes to EBT, its better to throw away the written notes!
See also "Rules & Guidelines"
As a guideline, you should enter the notes within two weeks of obtaining them, preferably as soon as possible.


Me too: instead of disparately looking for new notes that you have no time to track, just track you old notes still waiting.
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Re: Fake locations

Postby mistercesare » Sat May 02, 2015 11:00 am

I don't know where to write this: http://it.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=151008284

"Notes received on flights, trains, ferries, etc.
In such a case, you should not enter the note as originating from the city you just passed by when you got it. (This might be very difficult to determine on a boat or a flight anyway.) Take either the last stop or your destination instead."

EDIT: This obviously is a hit, but the location isn't correct.

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Re: Fake locations

Postby vermeer » Sat May 02, 2015 2:04 pm

Location must than be Barcelona, Spain. That is the place the flight departed from.

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Re: Fake locations

Postby avij » Tue May 05, 2015 6:12 pm

mistercesare wrote:I don't know where to write this: http://it.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=151008284

"Notes received on flights, trains, ferries, etc.
In such a case, you should not enter the note as originating from the city you just passed by when you got it. (This might be very difficult to determine on a boat or a flight anyway.) Take either the last stop or your destination instead."

EDIT: This obviously is a hit, but the location isn't correct.

I fully agree that the location should be Barcelona in this case.

The question I asked in the other topic was honest and genuine. I'm sorry if you interpreted my question the wrong way. My response was primarily prompted by your topic bump, implying that the issue needed immediate attention from someone. That someone could have just as well been you.

In this particular case it's likely that the user simply didn't know how to enter notes that were received on a flight. Sure, the support people have the technical possibility to change the location to the correct place. However, it would be equally important to inform the user of the rules, so that the user wouldn't do the same mistake again. If someone from the support group changed the location, the user would not normally get any sort of notification about the change.

That was the reason why I recommended sending the user a PM: to let the user know that the user's way of entering notes is not consistent with the rules. If the user is not informed, the user may enter the next notes obtained on a flight the same incorrect way.

So, I went ahead and sent her a PM. She's Finnish so I wrote in Finnish, but English would do just as well. Here's the message I wrote (translated):
avij wrote:Hi, this message is about the note you entered: https://fi.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=151008284

The rules say that any notes obtained during a flight should be entered using either the starting or destination points as the location. AY3270 was probably a flight from Barcelona to Helsinki, so Barcelona would be a better location for your entry. The notes I have entered from the airport of Barcelona used 08820 as the postal code. Hopefully that's the correct postal code.

You can change the location by choosing the "Edit this note" tab from the note report. This allows you to change the city, postal code and country to the correct ones. Thank you for your understanding.

See, a kind and informative message, and anyone (including you) could have written a similar message. The goal here is to reduce the workload of the support group.

I know that in many cases it's impossible to contact the other user because the user isn't on the forum, but in this case she is registered on the forum, allowing PMs to be sent. For similar issues involving non-forum users, yes, posting on the forum makes sense.

One more thought to keep in mind regarding EBT: If you see something that needs fixing, please work on fixing it yourself if at all possible. EBT is still a community effort, and we need everyone to make this work.

I hope this message has cleared up any confusion that may have arisen from my previous message.
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Re: Fake locations

Postby japh » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:49 am

https://en.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=157567184
https://en.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=157567839
https://en.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=157567848
User : https://en.eurobilltracker.com/profile/?user=143779
This user has entered about 74 notes in Ireland and obtained 3 hits with Finland giving a hit ratio of about 1 : 25.
It just isn't a normal hit ratio for Ireland but it is for Finland.

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Re: Fake locations

Postby Burdie » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:30 am

japh wrote:This user has entered about 74 notes in Ireland and obtained 3 hits with Finland giving a hit ratio of about 1 : 25.
It just isn't a normal hit ratio for Ireland but it is for Finland.

I had also my suspision, If you look up Dublin with Postal Code 5501, You end up in Australia.
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Re: Fake locations

Postby JHN-TX » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:36 am

Just turned on the computer and was disappointed to see these hits.
I am always happy to see people visiting Ireland and entering notes.
And I always wish you the best of luck, and hope that you go home with an Irish hit.
But you want genuine hits.
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Re: Fake locations

Postby Ryyt77 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:50 pm

User johnson1966 has entered bunch of bills in Latvia :flag-lv: , but I have serious doubt that these bills are brought from the Netherlands :flag-nl: . These are not these bills you can easily find in Latvia :flag-lv: , but in the Netherlands :flag-nl: and Belgium :flag-be: and even one hit took place with the Netherlands :flag-nl:.
So i guess that location of Latvia :flag-lv: of these bills is not correct.

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Re: Fake locations

Postby joergb30 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:24 pm

Brought from Finland, introduced in USA: kalakylän riihikuivat:

2016-01-16 15:03:49 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Huntington Beach ( Flag for USA USA, 92649)
2016-01-16 15:03:49 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Huntington Beach ( Flag for USA USA, 92649)
2016-01-16 15:03:49 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Huntington Beach ( Flag for USA USA, 92649)
2016-01-16 14:09:08 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Cabazon ( Flag for USA USA, 92230)
2016-01-16 14:09:08 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Cabazon ( Flag for USA USA, 92230)
2016-01-16 14:09:08 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Cabazon ( Flag for USA USA, 92230)
2016-01-16 14:07:57 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Cabazon ( Flag for USA USA, 92230)
2016-01-15 19:22:22 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Los Angeles ( Flag for USA USA, 90040)
2016-01-15 19:22:22 20 EURUxxxx0674xxx Uxxxxx Los Angeles ( Flag for USA USA, 90040

What a coincidence :twisted:
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Re: Fake locations

Postby slabate » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:52 am

Consecutive serials over two cities :?: Either he's lucky or he's faking, as suggested on other occasions…
user: eurobillfinder

2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Knokke ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)
2016-01-18 11:42:00 5 EUR Zxxxx9780xxx Zxxxxx Zeebrugge ( Flag for Belgium Belgium, 8380)

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Re: Fake locations

Postby slabate » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:57 am

There's no way to find such a high proportion of Belgian fivers in Spain (and other bills, too)…

User: dewinck

2016-02-01 08:52:04 5 EUR Zxxxx5876xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:52:04 5 EUR Zxxxx3353xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Vxxxx5525xxx Vxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Sxxxx9448xxx Sxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx6519xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx7361xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx3680xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx7514xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx3051xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Vxxxx4650xxx Vxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx5707xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx5839xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Uxxxx5246xxx Uxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx0657xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx4234xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Vxxxx5002xxx Vxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Zxxxx4230xxx (*) Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Vxxxx2984xxx Vxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:50:49 5 EUR Nxxxx7690xxx Nxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Sxxxx6540xxx Sxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Sxxxx7115xxx Sxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Uxxxx9223xxx Uxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Vxxxx5910xxx Vxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Sxxxx7274xxx Sxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Zxxxx7647xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Uxxxx6252xxx Uxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Zxxxx2080xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Zxxxx2080xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Zxxxx2080xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)
2016-02-01 08:49:37 5 EUR Zxxxx0715xxx Zxxxxx La Mata ( Flag for Spain Spain, 03188)

Edit: same observation, but this time for bills supposedly found in Estonia!

2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx3405xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx3539xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx6768xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx5578xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx9087xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx4339xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Vxxxx3874xxx Vxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx0052xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx7488xxx (*) Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx6382xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx5819xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx9186xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Uxxxx3950xxx Uxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Uxxxx5774xxx Uxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 20 EUR Pxxxx4578xxx Rxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Vxxxx8330xxx Vxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx5967xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx7687xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx9083xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx5718xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Zxxxx2525xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Nxxxx2176xxx Nxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:59:12 5 EUR Vxxxx5626xxx Vxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 20 EUR Mxxxx9254xxx Uxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 20 EUR Lxxxx3613xxx Rxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 20 EUR Exxxx4546xxx Rxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 50 EUR Zxxxx5172xxx Txxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 50 EUR Vxxxx2840xxx Mxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:58:29 5 EUR Zxxxx1965xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)
2016-02-01 08:57:32 5 EUR Zxxxx8381xxx Zxxxxx Tallinn ( Flag for Estonia Estonia, 10187)

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Re: Fake locations

Postby Kleman » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:58 am

I've found many Belgian fivers in south of France, thousands and thousands... New or not
So it's possible...
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France :flag-fr: : 1
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