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revised How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
Update to what we're doing to prevent fraud
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comment How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
I can attest that confirming winners doesn't prevent cheating; in our contests, applicants show up in person before the contest begins. They are confirmed physically, with ID, and by affidavit. And yet there is voter fraud. One thing has nothing to do with the other.
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comment How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
We're not concerned with confirming winners; we're concerned with confirming voters.
Feb
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comment How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
Many legitimate voters live in the same household in our contests: a girl enters; her mother, father, sister, brother all vote for her. That's behavior we want. Her boyfriend the hacker who creates accounts, bots, or whatever to jook her numbers; that's what we don't want. The actual winner will not be the person who votes the most, but garners the most votes.
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comment How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
While that sounds tempting, the privacy ramifications are a little too dim.
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comment How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
We're concerned about voters more than entrants. But a time delay to vote is a new idea. We do have to thwart both bots and people with too much time on their hands.
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asked How to prevent cheating (extra votes) in online contests?
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comment Can SMS text messages be used to verify a person's unique identity through a short code system?
Our contests are U.S. only. Prizes are hundreds to low thousands of dollars. I'm not too worried about "burner" phones, but I hadn't considered them, before, either.
Jan
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comment Can SMS text messages be used to verify a person's unique identity through a short code system?
I've looked into some free SMS services, but I haven't found one that let's me create a unique number and receive a text from a short-code sender. Can you point me in the right direction to find something like that?
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asked Can SMS text messages be used to verify a person's unique identity through a short code system?