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*Beware of new scam to steal fanpages*

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Moto801, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    I'm not sure how new this is but it's the first time I came across it so figured I would let everyone here know.

    So I got a message from someone on one of my bigger pages saying that they have a method of increasing pages by 50-100k real likes really fast. He said they were selling this as a service and I could test their service for free and create a new page to add fans to.

    Of course right away I knew it couldn't be legit and I get messages all the time on my biggest page of people trying to conduct some type of phishing in order to hack my page so I figured this was no different but it was something I haven't seen before so I wanted to know how he was going to do it.

    So I agreed and gave him a new page that I started a while ago that had zero fans that was also linked to a different account which were not connected to any of my other pages (he figured I would make the new page on the same account as my big page).

    Here are the exact steps he gave me to start the process of getting the fans:

    your page is entered to system please do this steps to complete your request
    1- enter your page admin panel .
    2-click on Resources Tab in the left .
    3- when it open please click on ( Invite Email Contacts ) .
    4- it will open please chose yahoo and enter this mail to invite ( [email protected] ) and click invite .
    5- it will open apop up please enter mail : [email protected] and password : 123321^^aa
    and click agree
    when you finish you will redirect to face and click invite to this mail and wait 60 mins and our system will work to increase your page


    The next day I tried to log into that account and of course it said I entered the wrong password. I also got this message on that facebook account's email: "Your Facebook password was reset using the email address [email protected] on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 4:18pm (UTC+02)"

    So once I sent the invite to that specific email address this then links that email to your facebook account and that is how he was able to hack that profile.

    Also I should note that I had thought I gave him an account with only one new page on it but it actually had a page on it which I forgot about that had only 4k fans on it and he removed the admin rights on it. Luckily that page was worthless.


     
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  2. Blackdragons

    Blackdragons Junior Member

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    I simply tried to simulate the stealing and of course it didn't work. Does anybody know how this guy is doing that?
     
  3. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    That's a good question because it's something I haven't figured out either.

    It seems to me that once you add their email and add the password in, then that email becomes associated with the account like a 2nd email on the account, then maybe you can just log into the account with that email and and password. Did you try that?
     
  4. SkyrocketSEO

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    this email does not exist anywhere except in this thread. Do you know the profile of the person that have sent you a message?
     
  5. KraftyKyle

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    Most likely stole your password on the spot if you clicked on any links etc. in the message. Even if it still said facebook.com as the email it still could have sent you to an "identical" site.
     
  6. Moto801

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    Yeah that email has since been deleted since I wrote this. I was also able to recover that account back after answering secrurity questions and changing password. Yes I do have the profile of that person - https://www.facebook.com/kafr.elsheikh.12

    This was not what happen though.
     
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    Nice profile indeed...
     
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    Lol i really do think if scammers stopped wasting there time stealing others work and actually put some effort in themselves they would get somewhere in life.. Makes me sick i tell ya!!
     
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    I got a similar message. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. SkyrocketSEO

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    I found a site that claims that their program hacks FB passwords. Wanted to send you this one so you can take that dude down and take over your page again but I am not quite sure that this program is safe.
    If you want I can give you the link to that site. They offer free trial...but when I wanted to download it my PC warned that this kind of program u usually do not download cause it can hurt your pc...IDK
     
  13. hydicious01

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    They seem too much nw
     
  14. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    Thanks but I'm not going to waste my time on this guy and he can keep that page I don't care about it.

    I only posted this to warn other page owners so they don't get scammed.

    It still would be nice if someone could figure out how they take over the account once the email is connected though.
     
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    kentabg Registered Member

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    They try to scam me too but hopefully i`m no so stupid :)
     
  16. blackhatbuddha

    blackhatbuddha Junior Member

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    Dude its not about being stupid. Its about bad luck, we all get kicked sometime or the other so please dont boast about your fucking intelligence.