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New Feature - Fake Reporter!

Unfortunately fake / scrapper pins exist. These are pins that people have made to try and look like official Disney pins which they can then sell to unsuspecting people. We have an entire article on spotting fake Disney pins.

We've just launched a feature that will help the community know what potential fakes are out there for any given pin.



Now on any pin in our database, you can report if you know there are fake versions of it.

Reporting a fake just needs some description of what is fake about the pin (perhaps the colours are different, or the back of the pin is off, for example), and optionally if you have some photographs of the fake, even better!

Here is an example of a fake pin.

You can learn all about reporting a fake pin in our helpful guide

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17844329207582059/

We hope you find this as useful as we know we will! Hopefully together we can help educate more people on fake pins and help to squash this shady practice!

Written by tosbourn - Thursday 29 April 2021

This article was last updated on Monday 04 October 2021.

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Comments

  1. This is an awesome idea! Knowing the difference between a fake and a real pin will definitely help a lot of users. Have you guys thought about having a system to report fake photos? I've noticed a lot of pins on here have photos of fakes/scrappers as the description picture.

    mishmash mishmash - 17 May 2021 2:55 PM
    1. In addition, a fake description report may be helpful as well because a lot of people that (unknowingly) use fake pictures for the pin entry could also be basing their description on those fakes.

      mishmash mishmash - 17 May 2021 3:46 PM
      1. Hey Mishmash! I'm Elaine, one of the Pin Trader Club admins. The best way to report the pins are to either comment on them as both me and Toby (the other admin) get notified about all new comments on pins, articles or events. The other way would be to send me a DM (you can click on my name and hit 'message') to let me know with a link to the pin if you don't want to call it out publicly. Unfortunately some of the pins do slip past us as it's community generated content and it's hard for us to know all the pins 😅

        We are open to any feedback about the site so please just message 😊

        elaine elaine - 17 May 2021 8:26 PM