downside of my social media presence

Der größte Nachteil meiner Social Media Präsenz

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Hallo mein Aviator,

letzte Woche bin ich aus Dubai zurück gekommen. Ich hatte eine großartige Zeit in der spektakulären Stadt. Wegen meiner Präsenz auf verschiedenen sozialen Netzwerken wurde ich von der Tourismus Behörde Dubai eingeladen einen luxuriösen Urlaub dort zu verbringen. Ich durfte sogar Freunde mitbringen, die mich dabei unterstützen Bilder und Videos zu machen. Leider hat meine Arbeit als Blogger nicht nur positive Seiten. In diesem Artikel möchte ich Euch über den größten Nachteil informieren und Euch für das Problem sensibilisieren. 

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A small selection of fake profiles

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Imposer/scammer/faker

One of the greatest downsides of my social media presences is scammers. There are people, who steal my identity and create profiles with my photos to scam other users. When I first found out about it, I thought that they just want to chat and to get some love from the other end. I was greatly mistaken. My fake profiles are used to betray people and to make money out of it. Words can not describe their criminal activities on the internet. They are pathetic and I feel really sorry for all the victims. With my photos, they have managed to ruin others lives, made people commit felonies and losing thousands of Euros.

The most common fake profile names:

  • Henry Hernandez
  • Henry Prince
  • Pilot John Patrick
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Pilot Patrick Stuart
  • Patrick Nathan
  • Oscar Ronald

A clear statement: I only have one profile on Instagram and Facebook. Both are named @pilotpatrick and are verified accounts (blue mark behind the name) I am not using any dating platforms or dating apps. My private Facebook account is with my real name. I am answering to comments, but I am not replying to direct messages, because I just don't have time for that.

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Chats I have been informed about

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Different strategies

Victims have been reporting me their stories and it is shocking to see how clever and deceitful they operate. In the end, it is always about money and they use different strategies to scam others. I will not mention any details, but they are so well trained to make up stories and write the correct words to appear trustworthy.

Not only women have been betrayed, also men, who were seeking for a job in the cockpit. Their desperation was used to make money. The worst case I know about it deals with a woman from New Zealand who transferred over 2000$ to pay for my landings fees. I am pretty sure there are many other cases I do not know about.

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Deceitful chats with vicitims

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Watch my latest video on YouTube!

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Who is behind this?

I am always saying "they". I can only assume, but I think that the fake profiles are created by a network. They have been using the same profile names and the same scam over an over again.

The European Union did not allow the scanning of faces online, because of data protection. This tool would recognize when a profile uses photos of a person who already exists. This would be a great advance against the fight of fake profiles. I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen. Scammers not only destroy the reputation of online platforms, but also the reputation of oneself.

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Identity cards to prove their "realness"

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On the media

I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen to betray others. But my case got so extreme that the media featured me in a documentary and an online newspaper article.

Instagram and Facebook are not supporting me at all. Sometimes profiles (which are obviously fake) do not get deleted or it takes days until the profile gets removed.

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How you can help me

It has been a desperate fight against the scammers because you feel so powerless. Nevertheless, I won't stop fighting. Everday I am reporting at least 10 fake profiles and I am sure there many I am not aware of. It is great to see that there a lot of Aviators, who are highly alerted, help me reporting them.

I have been to the police and I reported several incidents, but they were not able to help me so far.

When you encounter a fake profile on any social media platform, which is using my photos and pretends to be me, please report this person immediately. Please send me the URL of the profile to fake@pilotpatrick.com as well. (Not just the pictures, I need the URL!)

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Do not be naive online and always question yourself!

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Safe travels and happy landings!

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The greatest downside of my social media presence

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Hello my Aviator,

last week I returned home from Dubai. I had an amazing time in this spectacular city. Through all my Aviators and the content, I am creating on my social media channels I was invited by the tourism office of Dubai to spend a luxurious vacation. I was even able to travel with friends to support me during my collaboration. Unfortunately, my social media presence does not only has positive side effects. In this blog post, I am revealing the greatest downside.

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A small selection of fake profiles

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Imposer/scammer/faker

One of the greatest downsides of my social media presences is scammers. There are people, who steal my identity and create profiles with my photos to scam other users. When I first found out about it, I thought that they just want to chat and to get some love from the other end. I was greatly mistaken. My fake profiles are used to betray people and to make money out of it. Words can not describe their criminal activities on the internet. They are pathetic and I feel really sorry for all the victims. With my photos, they have managed to ruin others lives, made people commit felonies and losing thousands of Euros.

The most common fake profile names:

  • Henry Hernandez
  • Henry Prince
  • Pilot John Patrick
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Pilot Patrick Stuart
  • Patrick Nathan
  • Oscar Ronald

A clear statement: I only have one profile on Instagram and Facebook. Both are named @pilotpatrick and are verified accounts (blue mark behind the name) I am not using any dating platforms or dating apps. My private Facebook account is with my real name. I am answering to comments, but I am not replying to direct messages, because I just don't have time for that.

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Chats I have been informed about

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Watch my latest Video on YouTube

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Different strategies

Victims have been reporting me their stories and it is shocking to see how clever and deceitful they operate. In the end, it is always about money and they use different strategies to scam others. I will not mention any details, but they are so well trained to make up stories and write the correct words to appear trustworthy.

Not only women have been betrayed, also men, who were seeking for a job in the cockpit. Their desperation was used to make money. The worst case I know about it deals with a woman from New Zealand who transferred over 2000$ to pay for my landings fees. I am pretty sure there are many other cases I do not know about.

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Deceitful chats with vicitims

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Who is behind this?

I am always saying "they". I can only assume, but I think that the fake profiles are created by a network. They have been using the same profile names and the same scam over an over again.

The European Union did not allow the scanning of faces online, because of data protection. This tool would recognize when a profile uses photos of a person who already exists. This would be a great advance against the fight of fake profiles. I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen. Scammers not only destroy the reputation of online platforms, but also the reputation of oneself.

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Identity cards to prove their "realness"

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On the media

I am not the only one whose photos are being stolen to betray others. But my case got so extreme that the media featured me in a documentary and an online newspaper article.

Instagram and Facebook are not supporting me at all. Sometimes profiles (which are obviously fake) do not get deleted or it takes days until the profile gets removed.

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How you can help me

It has been a desperate fight against the scammers because you feel so powerless. Nevertheless, I won't stop fighting. Everday I am reporting at least 10 fake profiles and I am sure there many I am not aware of. It is great to see that there a lot of Aviators, who are highly alerted, help me reporting them.

I have been to the police and I reported several incidents, but they were not able to help me so far.

When you encounter a fake profile on any social media platform, which is using my photos and pretends to be me, please report this person immediately. Please send me the URL of the profile to fake@pilotpatrick.com as well. (Not just the pictures, I need the URL!)

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Do not be naive online and always question yourself!

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Safe travels and happy landings!

Your PilotPatrick

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Nur fliegen ist schöner - Unterwegs mit BMW Connected+

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Werbung - Kooperation

Hallo mein Aviator, kürzlich hatte ich die Chance den neuen 5er BMW für ein paar Wochen zu testen. Der neue 5er BMW mit Connected+ ist der perfekte Reisebegleiter. Vor allem wenn man wie ich einer Arbeit mit unregelmäßige Arbeitszeiten nachgeht. In meinem heutigen Artikel möchte ich meine Erfahrungen mit dem 5er BMW teilen und Dir erklären wie Connected+ einen stressigen Tag ein wenig entschleunigen kann.

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Der neue 5er BMW

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Willkommen an Board! Dein Pilot Patrick

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Nur fliegen ist schöner-  unterwegs mit BMW Connected+ 

Bereits mein Vater fuhr verschiedene 5er BMW Modelle und ich konnte es nicht abwarten bis ich sie selbst fahren durfte. Tatsächlich konnte ich bereits mit 17 fahren fahren, da ich meinen Führerschein während meines High School Jahres in den USA gemacht hatte. Es war wirklich super, dass ich vor allen meinen gleichaltrigen Freunden Auto fahren durfte. Allerdings ist dies mittlerweile 13 Jahre her und BMW hat seine Modelle zwischenzeitlich bis zur Perfektion entwickelt. Besonders gut gefällt mir das Design, da es zugleich sportlich und elegant ist. Das helle Innere mit cremefarbenem Leder und der Aufbau des Cockpits sehen wirklich hochwertig aus. 

Allerdings möchte ich Dich mit dem großartigen Features vertraut machen, die den neuen 5er auszeichnen: BMW’s ConnectedDrive und Connected+. Dieser digitale Service unterstützt Dich und sorgt für einen reibungsloseren Ablauf Deines Tages. So wird ein stressiger Tag ein wenig stressfreier. Ich habe alle  verfügbaren Funktionen, die über die Smartphone App oder das eingebaute Armaturenbrett verfügbar sind getestet und war begeistert von den Fähigkeiten.

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Cockpit mit mehreren Bildschirmen

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Was ist Connected+?

BMW Connected+ ist die digitale “Brücke” zwischen Deinem Smartphone und Deinem Auto. Mit Connected+ kannst Du Dein Auto personalisieren und Dein Smartphone in die Bedienbildschirme integrieren. Mir ist direkt aufgefallen, dass das Handling im Auto sehr viel intuitiver und viel einfacher ist. Mein Fahrzeug war außerdem mit Gestensteuerung ausgestattet. Somit konnte ich das Fahrzeug bedienen ohne die Augen von der Straße abzuwenden. Um z.B. die Lautstärke zu erhöhen muss man lediglich den Finger vor dem Bildschirm im Uhrzeigersinn drehen.

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Funktion Senden meiner Route zum Auto

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Das Ziel ist schon im Navigationsystem vorprogrammiert

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Konnektivität

Senden meiner Route zum Auto: Über die Connected+ App kannst Du das Navigationsgerät an Bord einstellen. Nach dem Einsteigen in das Fahrzeug, ist die Reiseroute bereits konfiguriert und kann mit einem einfachen Klick gestartet werden. Somit musst Du die Navigation im Auto nicht mehr konfigurieren. Der BMW kalkuliert unter Berücksichtigung von Kraftstoffverbrauch und Verkehrsfaktoren die intelligenteste Route und bietet Updates in Echtzeit. Dieses Feature spart nicht nur kostbare Zeit, sondern auch Kraftstoff und schont somit die Umwelt und den Geldbeutel.

Teilen des Status der Reise in Echtzeit: Meistens muss ich meine Familie und Freunde über die genaue Zeit meiner Ankunft für wichtige Treffen auf dem Laufenden halten. Mit dem Feature: “Share live trip status” kannst Du ausgewählte Kontakte über Deine Koordinaten und exakten Ankunftszeiten informieren. Dies geschieht automatisch im Hintergrund und Du kannst Dich voll und ganz konzentrieren, um sicher anzukommen. Ich wünschte mein Flugzeug würde über ein solches Feature verfügen.

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Remote Services

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Effizienz

Concierge Service: Lass Dich von dem integrierten Concierge Service unterstützen. Ich persönlich habe während der Fahrt mit dem Service gesprochen. Dieser kann Dir bei der Suche einer Adresse helfen, die er Dir direkt auf Dein Bildschirm senden kann. Außerdem reserviert er z.B. ein Tisch im Restaurant für Dich.

Remote Services: Verwandle Dein Mobiltelefon in ein Autoschlüssel mit der Connected+App. Dies ist super praktisch, falls Du Dein Schlüssel gerade nicht zur Hand oder vergessen hast wo Du geparkt hast. Schalte einfach die Scheinwerfer und Rücklichter ein oder lokalisiere das Fahrzeug mit Hilfe der App.

 

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Connected+ mit dem Concierge Service

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Benutzerfreundlichkeit

Fahrerlebnis an Board: Multifunktionalen Bildschirme stehen für die Unterhaltung und Navigation zur Verfügung. Einfache Bedienung per Berührung oder sogar über Geste Steuerung ermöglicht. Ich konnte die Anzeigen auf dem Tacho, der ein kompletter Bildschirm ist, nach meinem Belieben personalisieren. Der head- up Bildschirm ist ein großartige Ausstattungsoption. Es zeigt z.B. Wegbeschreibungen an, die scheinbar vor dem Auto herfliegen.

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Personalisierung der Apps auf dem Hauptbilschirm

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Alles in allem muss ich zugeben, dass das Cockpit des 5er BMW weiterentwickelt ist als das Cockpit in meinem Flugzeug. Eine Funktion fehlt jedoch noch: Die Option zu fliegen!

Welches BMW Modell gefällt Dir am besten?

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Happy landings und viel Freude am Fahren!

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Only flying is better - Driving with BMW Connected+

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Hello my Aviator, I recently had the great chance to drive the new BMW 5 series for some weeks. The new BMW 5 series with the Connected+ feature is the perfect travel buddy. In this blog post, I share my experiences driving the BMW and I explain to you how Connected+ can help you to run a busy day more smoothly.  

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The new BMW 5series

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Welcome on board! Your PilotPatrick

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Only flying is better - driving the new BMW 5 series

My dad used to drive all kinds of BMW 5 series models and I could not wait until turning 18 to be able to drive his BMW. In fact, I was even able to drive the car already at 17, because I made a drivers license during my high school year in the United States. It was fun to be the first one of all my friends to drive a car. But this is already 13 years ago and BMW has upgraded its model to perfection. I really like the new design because it is sportive and elegant at the same time. The bright interior with cream leather and the set up of the cockpit looks really high-class.

But now I want you to make you familiar with a brand new feature: BMW's ConnectedDrive and Connected+. This digital service is there to support you and to run your day more smoothly. So a busy day becomes a little less busy. I tested all kind of features and I was amazed by its capabilities.

 

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Cockpit with multiple screens

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But what is Connected+?

BMW Connected+ is the digital “bridge” between your smartphone and your car. With Connected+, you can create in-car personalization and smartphone integration on the Control Display. I noticed right away that the handling in the car is much more intuitive and a lot easier. My car was also equipped with gesture control. This way I could set up my car without taking off my eyes from the street. To turn up the volume you just have to rotate your finger clockwise in front of the screen.

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Send route to car feature

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Route is on board when entering the car

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Connectivity

BMW connects to mobile devices and Home-enabled devices for a seamless experience.

Send my route to car: via the Connected+ app you can set up the onboard navigation. After entering the car, the route is already in the system and can be started by a click. Once you are in the car there is no need to set up the navigation. The BMW calculates intelligent routes and recognizes fuel consumption and traffic factors to provide real-time updates. This feature does not only save time but also fuel as well.

Share live trip status: most of the time I need to update my friends and family on my arrival time for an important gathering. With the feature “Share live trip status” you can inform selected contacts about your live coordinates and your exact arrival time. This is all done automatically and you can fully concentrate to arrive safely. I wish I had this feature when flying.

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Remote services

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Efficiency

Concierge Service: Seek assistance from a built-in concierge service. I personally talked to the service while driving. They can help you find an address, which they can send to your dashboard screen right away and they can even make a restaurant reservation for you.

Remote services: turn your mobile phone into a car key via the Connected+ app. This is super handy if you cannot find your key right away or if you have problems finding the car. You just turn on the headlights and stoplights or locate it with your app.

 

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Connected+ with Concierge service

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Ease of Use

In car experience: Main dashboard navigation with multifunctional screen capabilities for entertainment and directions with a simple touch or even only with a gesture. I really enjoyed that the speedometer and all other gauges around were displayed on a screen. I could personalize the information I wanted to have to display. The head-up display is a great tool. It shows you e.g. directions, which makes it feel like it is flying in front of the car.

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personalizing the apps on the main dashboard screen

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All in all, I must admit that the cockpit of the BMW 5 series is more advanced than my Airbus cockpit. But one feature is still missing: the option to fly!

What is your favorite BMW model?

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Happy landings and safe driving!

Your Pilot Patrick

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