It has become a recurring fact that weekly, several “patrons” of fake accounts try to subscribe to my page. Some, most of them, are detected and blocked almost in the act by Patreon.
Others pass the “filter” or security measure that the site has and sometimes I take a little longer to detect them, although I’m fine-tuning the aim of each attempt, but I can´t live stucked to Patreon 24h.
The problem is that I can´t see another option to avoid that, or at least serve as a deterrent to implement the Upfron charge option already.
I requested it months ago … and I’m still waiting for some kind of response.
We can not know what patrons are going to do with our content once they download it, but at least Patreon should assures us of the retribution for what we are offering on its platform.
I do not understand, if it has ever been explained, the reason why some can and others can´t use this Upfront charge option, but I begin to ask if it really worthwhile to continue in patreon where the protection and guarantees of receiving your income leaves a lot to be desired… and it´s so easy to play with the rules to catch content without paying the required.