Foursquare Cops Take Down Illegal Check-Ins

Thu, Apr 15, 2010

Frisky Misc

Foursquare has recently starting cracking down on users who have been checking into locations they haven’t visited by using the GPS features on mobile phones to verify that you did, in fact, visit the location you checked into.

The folks over at HubSpot have taken this crack down seriously and have started a new web series called “Foursquare Cops” that pokes fun at the crackdown. The episode features a “411″, where a Foursquare user has checked into a location that they haven’t visited. The episode features chases, a shooting, and other various shenanigans.

(Warning: Some coarse language is used during the video.)

If you liked what you saw in the episode, HubSpot plans on releasing a new episode every Tuesday, so you should be able to count on getting some good laughs on a consistent basis.

According to Mashable, Foursquare is currently not directly involved in the series, but pointed to a tweet by Foursqaure co-founder Dennis Crowley that seemed to like the pilot episode quite a bit.

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