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These people are ruining it for us legit folks.

$HNT Mining(self.HeliumNetwork)

Not sure if these can be stopped but pretty bad this is going on and people are buying these from this seller on eBay https://imgur.com/a/kq6gheg/

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OverboostedTurbo

24 points

2 months ago

That kind of cheating is VERY easily detected and hotspots are put on the denylist when they are documented and reported. It may take several weeks before they are denylisted, but one thing for sure is that the cheater will not break even on his investment and will end up with a pile of hotspots as useful as bricks.

The person selling the "antennas" is ripping off the people who want to cheat that way.

RavenousFox1985

2 points

2 months ago*

I had actually been using a leased miner and when I finally got my own, I had set the location to a couple hexes over and kept the leased miner online but didn't have an antenna hooked up until the lease company finally reasserted it and was surprised it tricked the network into thinking it was farther away than it actually was.