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Facebook just banned all my accounts

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by johnny6667, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. johnny6667

    johnny6667 Regular Member

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    Hey BHW,
    So todays the day i got fully eliminated from facebook.com all accounts gone! including my personal account
    No doubt lost all my pages i worked so hard on, but for some reason im not sad or even broken up about it at all, i guess im just a little disappointed.
    I sent in an appeal for my personal account however I dont see that being reinstated.

    The reasons why i think i got banned, I had a group dealing with fan pages and I acted as the broker/middle man and i developed a strong following from that group doing transactions on a daily basis and earning trust from people and then developing a reputation and in turn leading to bigger opportunities, acting as a website broker and pairing up buyers and sellers and i am happy to say i sold $70K worth of websites just from this group alone.

    In the amongst all that there was a disgruntled user who wanted to take me down and even threatened me by hacking my pages because i wouldnt let him spam the group with his worthless botted pages he was selling.
    I think that was a major contribution to the groups demise as he no doubt would of flagged the shit out of the group using different accounts and this would of been like waving a red flag for the facebook mods to see what i was doing and keep tabs on me.

    I made another group and in less than a week it got flagged and removed with out notice
    All my other groups which wernt even related also got flagged at well

    Here is the typical message they send you once they ban your group from a group that I wasnt even breaking any facebooks TOS's

    Your Page "Pinterest - Promo 4 Promo, Board invites, Marketing Tips" has been removed for violating our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorized individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

    So now facebook has sucked me in and chewed me out, and I fully acknowledge that i was doing the wrong thing from starters with that facebook group dealing with fanpages.
    Why didnt i make a site at the prime time to funnel users in when i had the chance...beats me, just didnt bother and i had huge ideas for a website which was in dev stage.

    Here is my website for what its worth
    http://fanpagetrade.com/forum

    I managed to promote the website before I got my account banned and a people signed up, which so happens to be my best clients :)

    Ah well you win some and you lose some i guess
    I am working on affiliate marketing so this will give me more focus on working on that. facebook is a distraction for me so in times like these you gotta take the good with the bad.

    Thanks BHW i know i can always count on you :eek:
     
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    Roshaen Elite Member

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    It looks more like a self promotion thread than any helpful information.
     
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    I agree ^^^. why would u post your page name etc here?
     
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    Page name was still ok.
    But then website url,offering services.
     
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    So much butt hurt in this forum towards links being dropped, consider it a 'contextual link' for you nazis that actually care, but actually it was just to reinforce my story but what ever suites the readers.
    That being said i wouldnt just conjure up some fabricated sob story of my experience with facebook just to get a few lousy visits.
    If you really think im in it just for the self promotion factor well you are doing a splendid job in bumping the thread so cheers to you,
     
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    There was a fanpage buying and selling site called: pagehogs.com

    It was eventually taken down, and my suspicion of them getting sued was correct, when I found out the whois details now point to facebook. So they got shutdown. I wouldn't recommend getting into this business unless you do it privately underground. The fact you did it on facebook, I'm not surprised you didn't get banned years ago.
     
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    I know of pagehogs.com, didnt know he got sued it was unfortunate enough to get a few of my pages wiped out from that, just like all the others, im guessing he got sued because he is based in the US?
    I keep hearing facebook cannot touch you if you are outside of the US, im based in Europe so I guess I'm safe.
    I started doing it around 8 months ago and I thought facebook would not suspect it right away, basically i was just testing the waters and it was made apparent to me that there was a high demand for pages so i just ran with it.
    That being said there were plenty of scammers to go along with it which took me time each day to verify everyones pages that wanted to list on the group.

    I have been getting emails from close family, because they know that i am 'into IM and stuff' and 10 of my family and friends got their facebook accounts disabled the same time mine did.
    None of them were involved in the group or with any dealings i had going on.
    Weird...

    Thanks for the info by the way
     
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    No body share links here mate just to reinforce there story .If You made 70k selling website i am damn sure you could have invested a bit on to your website and seo stuff just to make another 70k from your website selling same stuff that you did with your groups.
    But you didn't do it.
    You Made 70k selling pages so whatever other say should doesn't really matter you but the way you started this thread doesn't look like you wrote this thread to share your story or experience.
    If you have so much buyer and seller for fan pages you could have posted the what to do and what not to do while selling or buying pages or how you deal with scammers it could have been a way too beautiful thread.
    And yea when you post on a high traffic website you actually get your thread bumps sometime for no reason and sometime just to put there thoughts.
     
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    Dude you're an idiot, i am guessing you didn't read the whole post and you obviously saw that link first which got your panties all up in twist, so let me break it down, I never said i made 70K income to myself i said and i quote
    "acting as a website broker and pairing up buyers and sellers and i am happy to say i sold $70K worth of websites just from this group alone"

    Before you start pointing fingers best to actually read the post before you start bombing it with nonsense.
    That being said I made around roughly 5% which is pretty much nothing in the real world, yes I invested straight into SEO software.
    Believe me, had i made 70K I would be doing exactly what you said, invest in an awesome website but hey I didnt earn that much, so i cant.

    Now to your last comment, this thread clearly wasnt a 'how to' thread I was sharing my experience in doing business right under facebooks noses, i think the underlying meaning from my experience, IMO facebook dosnt like people profiting through facebook, especially GROUPS regardless of the niche, from what i learned I was running other group niche pages that were in no way breach of TOS, however they got deleted with out notice.
    Topics: fashion designing, marketing, facebook Share 4 Share and wordpress groups = I had no relating websites I was trying to monotize the groups on.

    As for TIPS against scamming
    Dont buy any pages with out a trusted middle man
    Do your due diligence when buying pages, if the seller or buyer is 'pushy' with the sale and they are from asian, middle eastern and developing countries chances are they are there to scam you.
    Never do deals through western Union or Wire transfers
    Paypal is the safest method, but always deal in gift payments to prevent chargebacks.
    If a buyer is sending you multiple payments of $500 - $2000 (way more than the pages worth) this is a very enticing scam to most people to hand over their pages, and once the page has been handed over the buyer will file a paypal dispute chargeback and you will lose.