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Current Facebook anti-spam measures

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by stoneeh, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. stoneeh

    stoneeh Newbie

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    Hi.

    I am currently doing marketing for an event of mine with oCommunity Suite. Which means mostly gathering lists of users that I think could be interested, and messaging them. I also take care to have friends or groups with these people in common, so Facebook detects I am "connected" to these users, and sends my messages to their Inbox (not their "Others" or "Spam" folder).

    Over the last 10 days I have sent about 3000 messages from my one account. I also added 30-40 new friends.

    Sometimes, after I've been sending messages for 1, 2 hours (~1 per minute), I get Captcha requests. And once it actually happened that after I entered the Captcha correctly, it said "Message could not be sent". I tried it on several users, but it only went away a couple of hours later.

    Today, I suddenly needed to "verify" my account. Which means that before I could access my account, I needed to identify 5 users from my friend list, which, luckily, I managed.


    So, what I want to discuss, is what measures Facebook usually takes to combat spam. Do they still ban accounts, or do they just disable messaging for a period of time? I am looking for any current experiences - not ones that are a couple of years old, because Facebook constantly evolves their measures.

    Thank you!