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Facebook wiped ~300 aged accounts in one foul swoop and killed my method at the same time

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by DrPorn, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. DrPorn

    DrPorn Junior Member

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    For the first time in a very long time I had over 300 accounts wiped from Facebook. All require ID checks.

    The method I was using is dead. I'm about 1 of a handful of people in the world that was doing this method and it's been going fine for me the entire year. Today the method was killed completely, patched up. Any account I used with this method is dead in the water.

    Beware, Facebook are on the warpath right now. They're implementing some changes for sure.
     
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  2. SH-M

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    Did you use any commercial bot for your project? Proxies? Perhaps a leakage somehow?
     
  3. DrPorn

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    Nope. I've been doing the same thing as I've been doing for months. No change at all. I use FriendBlaster to manage the accounts, but it's never been used to warm accounts or perform any actions. It's basically a glorified account manager.

    I write my own software that chains together actions used for my method and I've been using that same software without change for months. I woke up this morning to check the status of the bots and noticed lots of errors. After checking the accounts they all require ID checks.

    Out of the 300 only around 50 are used at any one time so they're not all used in a week. They're not linked either.

    I've been using cookies to log into the accounts and haven't had to manually log into them since I created them. My software uses the same cookies too. I do not use proxies. I have a script that periodically resets 3 mobile dongles to generate a fresh IP each time. I've been doing this for a long time without problem.

    The only thing they have in common is they were all used to perform the actions required for my method. The method also died today as it's no longer possible to do what I was doing.
     
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    And the legendary method is?! I mean, you won't have a problem sharing it, since it's dead right?
     
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  5. DrPorn

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    Well, the original method is dead but I can still get the same results doing things a little different. If after testing this it proves to be not worthwhile I will share. I have another guy who was doing the same and don't want to piss on his chips.
     
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  6. jmsalvador021

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    fucking fb. they've done a lot of changes this year. i know they do update twice a year but so far 2016 is the worst.
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

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    That's a serious bummer; FB had to see something of a footprint to hit all your accts like that.

    Is there some tiny thing tying them together or perhaps the method of monetization itself is what got you busted?
     
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    lol
     
  9. Noah Hawryshko

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    I was thinking the same thing, OP. If you haven't changed anything significant in the last little while yet 100% of your accounts require ID verification, it is highly unlikely that your accounts were linked of their own accord.

    What probably happened is that Facebook discovered your method, backtraced it to your accounts and the accounts of others that use your method, and then slapped them all with ID verification.

    To figure out whether this is case, you should get in contact with the other person you know that was using your method, and see if their accounts were likewise asked for ID verification. Give us an update when you figure some more stuff out!
     
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    did it involve some sort of the classic CPA + fb grps?
    and as BTB said there must be some left footprints !
     
  11. DrPorn

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    I think it was the method I was doing. I'm pretty sure there would have been a footprint in there that they could have linked to all accounts. It makes me wonder how powerful their servers are to be able to cross link the accounts so quickly from a footprint. I think that's the only way they would have got me.
     
  12. DrPorn

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    Yeah you're right. That's what I'm thinking too.

    I spoke to the other guy, and he had the same issue. His accounts are also asking for ID. It seems like a global thing.
     
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  13. DrPorn

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    No. But I agree there were likely footprints being left.
     
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    When you say your method is dead, are you referring to your money making method, or your safe account creation/management method....or both?
     
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    I know what its like....

    I know what its like to lose my accounts....

    I know what its like to lose my methods...

    I know what its like to lose my chick.... and it FUCKIN SUCKS ASS
     
  16. DrPorn

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    Money making method. I have accounts used for other things, and those are untouched. I've not accessed those recently though, but checked them all today and those are alive. For now.
     
  17. DrPorn

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    I agree! It's like a knife in the heart. You go from being happy to incredibly pissed off in a split second. You have to blink twice, and double check everything thinking "Please god no. Please let this be an error on my part". And then it sinks in and you realise you're f**ked.
     
  18. HoNeYBiRD

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    Maybe this is part of the issue and you shoulda used proxies.
    It's true that the ips will be different with each reset, but still belong to the same neighborhood, same ISP or same 3 ISPs, if the dongles belong to different providers.
    Also how many accs were used with the same ip? You mentioned, that you had 300 accs total, you used 50 at a time and 3 mobile dongles with periodic ip resets. If you ran the 50 accs simultaneously, you used 16-17 accs on the same ip. Or did you do it like that you ran 3 accs at any given moment and when they finished their task, you reset the dongles and moved onto the next 3 accs?
     
  19. DrPorn

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    Imo, and from my own success, proxies are not required. I've detailed this in another post but here's the theory ...

    Mobile networks have millions of customers. But they don't have millions of IP addresses. The availability of their IP addresses is limited to what they own and have available. Thus, there isn't enough IP addresses to give every customer their own unique IP. That's why when you reset a dongle you get a fresh IP. The IPV4 shortage is real.

    The majority of Facebook users access the site from mobile devices. If I visit Facebook on my phone now, and then visit again later, there is a chance I'll have a different IP address. Facebook knows this, which is why they can't base their algorithms on IP addresses alone.

    Also, it's very possible that some users will share an IP address. Lets not forget that many ISP's also implement Carrier Grade NAT which means many homes will share an IP address within a small regional network. Facebook have to take all of this into account.

    Anyone managing a lot of accounts will be using a dongle, or multiple dongles. Last week I was sitting on over 1000 before the sweep ban happened. I'm just less than 1000 now so I still have a lot of accounts available that are not affected. The ones that were are related to what I was doing and without those accounts a huge source of income is gone.

    When accessing Facebook using cookies, instead of manually logging in, you also bypass a lot of device and location checks. That's something a lot of people don't know. I could send you the cookies to my accounts and you could access them without logging in and the accounts will remain alive. This is also what many PVA sellers do.

    Take all of that into account and you can see why proxies are not required. It would get far to expensive.

    Just my 2 cents on that :) Previous to this sweep I've never lost accounts like this.
     
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