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Buying a stolen facebook fanpage... what could happen?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by 2DHades, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Hey folks,

    I was about to buy a Facebook fanpage, but the day before we meet the page was stolen. A day later I was contacted by the hackers offering me to buy the group for cheaper price.

    I was wondering what to do and contacted the initial owner and asked him if he could possible get back the page. He said he can't do anything but he is going to report the page with multiple accounts (I believe hes a 16 years old teen and doesnt have accesss to multiple accounts).

    However, I told him that I have been contacted by the hackers and offered the page for a good price and that I'm interested into buying it. He said nothing but he's going to report the page a lot.

    The page itself is quite big and active... 60k fanpages and 140k talking about this and REALLY active. That's why I'm so interested....

    Anyway, my plan is to change between 10-12 admin accounts. All real and old accounts, I will use friends and family accounts in order to do that, at the end I will transfer it to myself.

    I browsed the forums and noticed people saying that it COULD get deleted, but nobody actually confirmed that he/she managed to do that.

    Any ideas what should I do? The price is good
     
  2. Gradimir Stankovic

    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    In your position I'd ask hackers for a fanpage admin first, telling them that you don't trust them because they stole fanpage in the first place. After that just remove them and pay a part of money to the kid.
     
  3. tharako

    tharako Junior Member

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    You won't get the fanpage deleted if it isn't a corporation or a real business fanpage which owners can prove they own.
     
  4. OldSalt

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    If you buy what you know is stolen property, then IMO, you are no better than the thieves. You are profiting off the loss of others and rewarding the thieves for doing so.

    Personally, I would not only walk away, but join the true owner in reporting it.
     
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    The fanpage will not get deleted.You can buy it if really interested!
     
  6. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I agree with Oldsalt on this one. If you know it's a stolen product, you would be buying a page from a shitbag. By giving him your money, you are endorsing shitbaggery. I'd walk away.
     
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  7. No.RuleZ

    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    the page can be deleted or not, some people get their page back some dont, i think its a matte of luck
     
  8. TeamUnique

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    Hmm if you know its stolen, don't you think they will steal it from you also after you give them cash?

    Its easily done with stealth accounts these days.
     
  9. proxygo

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    tell them no thanks - bought another page
     
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  10. sohail14394

    sohail14394 Newbie

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    do not buy the page as your page may be hacked again and may be you have to pay much more to get it back if you see other do wrong then you should stop it rather then support it
     
  11. Maxell

    Maxell Regular Member

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    dont pay with paypal as GIFT, this is how the original seller is playing with you that page has been hacked and you got contacted by the hacker, I lost $500 in all this shit once.. NEVER PAY AS GIFT through paypal.. ask them to make you admin first of user freelancer.com for escrow..
     
  12. BalotelliDaBoss

    BalotelliDaBoss Newbie

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    yeah, that's what i was thinking too.... the kid might just be messing with you to make you come to a quick decision (with a lower price) and perhaps then not giving you the page after you pay..

    be careful
     
  13. Murdoch1337

    Murdoch1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I definitely would not buy this.
    Odds are that facebook will just return it to the rightful owner if he had real contact information in there when he signed up.
     
  14. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    the thing is, its all down to your own moral ethics, if you no its wrong
    you wouldn't even ask the question, rendering this post superficial .
    the fact your asking , will make people question your integrity in the future
     
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