We are supposed to just accept we’ve been flagged and keep checking back with ZERO course of action to take? Thats ridiculous. Either my account stops being flagged or im off brave for good and i will never recommend it to anyone again and be sure to trash talk it when ever its mentioned online.
Any violation of Brave’s Terms can result in your account being flagged. You can find their Terms of Service for Brave Rewards at https://basicattentiontoken.org/user-terms-of-service/ 6
Some quick examples of things that often result in flagged accounts can be:
Using a VPN, Proxy Server, or other such thing to hide or fake your location. This is because it can be seen as you trying to bypass ad restrictions. Remember, advertisers pay so content is shown to specific regions. When you appear to be in a region you’re not, it is taking advantage of the system to see ads and receive BAT you shouldn’t be getting.
Modifying folders. There are some things you’re encouraged to do but some people do dig deep and try modifying folders that affect your encryption key OR where Users think they can fool the system into thinking they’ve seen more ads or have more BAT in their browser than they really do. Whether intentional or accidental, messing with the wrong things will get your account flagged.
Your setup sends mixed information to Brave. For example, maybe you’re in the United States. Your IP address shows you in California, your language is English-IN, and your time zone is correct. This will tell Brave you should see ads from India but then it sees that you’re actually in California. At this point it will think you’re trying to trick the system to see more ads and might flag you. If nothing else, it can result in you not getting BAT for ads that you do see.
Cloning your browser. Some people have learned how to do unofficial backup & restore and have the “great idea” that they can make multiple copies of the same browser on different devices and then Verify them with a custodial wallet like Uphold or Gemini. The system recognizes this and will flag the account and prevent anything from happening. Of course, even if unintentional, creating two exact copies of the browser and encryption key will be seen as attempting to do this and will flag you. So never have two identical copies of the browser running.
Uphold or Gemini identifies your account as fraudulent and/or there’s a violation of laws.
Any other type of suspicious activity is recognized by the system or Brave staff.
That said, just like people, the system isn’t flawless and mistakes can happen. If you haven’t done anything wrong, you can always create a ticket.
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Ridiculous. BRAVE, the PRIVACY BROWSER flags you if you use a vpn?
This is not a good answer. Fix it.
Yea, unflagging has gotta be automatic. But it doesn’t work many times so you’ll have to raise a ticket as I mentioned in the post earlier.
That’s because by using VPN people were trying to get ads from other regions supposedly ones paying more BAT and trying to get more ads.
Nah, i think I will put just as much effort into this as the devs and you have, None. I’m off brave.
Most of the accounts get unflagged. Anyway your choice.
LMFAO this is crap. I may have to move back to a different browse after having used brave for years now.
So if you’re in a country you have to set the browser language option to whatever language is being spoken in that country even if you do not speak it otherwise you send ‘mix signals’…
This is ridiculous and if true also very discriminatory.
Not sure about that but atleast select region as the country where you are currently.