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OnePlus Referral Program - A Loophole Being Exploited?

  1. Abhishek654
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 Jun 3, 2021

    Abhishek654 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    For the last 6-7months, I have been observing the referral leaderboard. There are a lot of suspicious activities ongoing. There seems to be some loophole in the referral system through which users are getting unlimited referral points.

    May leaderboard screenshot:
    image_2021-06-03_20-39-17.png

    Current month screenshot:
    image_2021-06-03_20-39-01.png

    Some set of users are exploiting the loophole or, maybe there is some technical error in the referral program itself.

    And as per the screenshots I attached, it seems some problem with the system itself.

    Considering last month leaderboard, kum********@gmail.com. This user has been on the leaderboard list 5/10 times with 3,32,800 points i.e. 1664 referrals per month(55 per day). Is it practically possible to refer 1664 people to buy phones per month? Also, the exact referral amount he generated last month is ₹16,60,000.

    Also, check this month's user board. The same user (anu********@macr2.com) has been in 9/10 times in leaderboard.

    Just wrote this thread to make the team aware of the bugs in the system. Also if users try to investigate on their end, we might find how it is done through trial and error.

    Tagging some mods and staff members :
    @dsmonteiro @Crystal Z. @Cheetosdust @Leo X.
     

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  2. Tobikage
    Nougat Jun 3, 2021

    Tobikage , Jun 3, 2021 :
    I'm going to guess store owners buying and selling devices unofficially...
     

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  3. ShreyasPatil_
    Jelly Bean Jun 3, 2021

    ShreyasPatil_ , Jun 3, 2021 :
    This seems to be a serious issue @dsmonteiro
    Also I noticed that all the scammers are using temporary mail id so that the identity is not revealed in case they get caught.
    Some action needs to be taken against this.
    I would request the concerned team to look into this.
     

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  4. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jun 3, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    Well, this could be an explanation:
    Those people can publish the links everywhere: on Insta, YouTube, Facebook, etc,…
    If you have many followers,…. Well,…
     

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  5. ShreyasPatil_
    Jelly Bean Jun 3, 2021

    ShreyasPatil_ , Jun 3, 2021 :
    But then why would they use temporary mail id?
    Also why will they create multiple ids to refer ?
     

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    Karun Deep, McJader, Tobikage and 3 others like this.
  6. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Jun 3, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    You're just too good for this world. :rolleyes:
     

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  7. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jun 3, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    I don’t know,…
    This was a guess :D


    Thank you 😅
     

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  8. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Jun 3, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    It's you, isn't it?

    And you get all the USB cables you can get.........6 just weren't enough! :rolleyes:
     

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  9. Tobikage
    Nougat Jun 3, 2021

    Tobikage , Jun 3, 2021 :
    If I had the time and money to blow and I was bored....sure. :rolleyes:

    It's 5 cables ! Just 5 :D
     

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  10. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jun 3, 2021


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  11. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jun 3, 2021

    Starcommander , Jun 3, 2021 :
    I hope OnePlus doesn't stop the referral system as a solution to this bug 😅
     

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  12. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Jun 3, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    That was my second thought, rebranding stuff to nothing.
     

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  13. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Jun 3, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    Bots.........bots and AI is the future!:p
     

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  14. camohan
    Moderator Moderator Jun 3, 2021

    camohan , Jun 3, 2021 :
    Are you among top 10?
     

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  15. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jun 3, 2021

    Starcommander , Jun 3, 2021 :
    Top 10 chodo, ek referral nhi milta..


    Forget top 10, I barely manage to get 1 referral in a month
     

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  16. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jun 3, 2021

    Dresa91 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    You mean they are ordering the bullets or buds with the coupons?
    And then rebranding the bullets or buds? :D
     

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  17. Bobbie63
    Marshmallow Jun 3, 2021

    Bobbie63 , Jun 3, 2021 :
    tenor (21).gif
     

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  18. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jun 3, 2021

    Starcommander , Jun 3, 2021 :
    That's the reason Pete stopped the Earphones referral in India 😂😭
     

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  19. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Jun 3, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , Jun 3, 2021 :
    Not the thread we deserved...but the thread we needed.... thanks for raising this issue @Abhishek654 ;)

    What if...they do 👀
    Lol same...and that too from my community sign lol...:p

    And ahh....lemme quietly sneak in that there's NO ONE TO TAG FROM THE INDIAN TEAM :mad:
     

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    pkg3107, Nipu_1998, McJader and 3 others like this.
  20. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jun 3, 2021


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