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Good info for you guys that buy loads of social networking accounts.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by ThreadKiller, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. ThreadKiller

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    I think this is the article that was on /r/netsec earlier. The little table showing the merchant fraud is sure to hurt some of the sellers' business here (and good thing for that lol).

    Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Thanks for posting good read!
     
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    Good Read.Thanks
     
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    My pleasure guys.

    So they are pointing out these sellers, and some more, as fraudsters. The first number shows how many of the accounts were reaccessed by someone (probably the seller). The second number indicates how many of the accounts were resold to someone else as well.
    getbulkaccounts.com 100% 100%
    formefor 100% 99%
    denial93 100% 97%
    shivnagsudhakar 98% 98%
    quickaccounts.bigcartel.com 67% 64%
    buytwitteraccounts.info 39% 31%
    ghetumarian 30% 28%
    buytwitteraccounts.biz 20% 18%
    jackhack08 12% 11%
     
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    Thanks, looks like an interesting read.
     
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    BUMP! Just so everyone can see this and make sure not to buy from these scamming A-HOLES!!!
     
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    oh man great post and hope to see some of the scammers on here get outed. thank you
     
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    That was the most useless report ever assembled. Any jack can google "buy Twitter followers" and locate vendors. All that data they accumulated serves what purpose?
     
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    Read the whole thing. The purpose reveals itself there.
     
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    Single-handedly one of the dumbest posts I have read on BHW. Did you even read the report "Jack"? It was very informative and outs alot of shady suppliers. Your right any "jack" can google "buy twitter followers" and locate vendors, but not many will spend the time and money that these folks did to tell us who the honest providers are and who the scammers are, so for that OP just helped alot of people out here in BHW. That is what this place is all about, not just jumping down someones throat without fully understanding what they posted.
     
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    Krebs is also a pretty good forensics/network security blog with a lot of great researchers on the blogroll. Occasionally the technical security side of social networks pops up on http://reddit.com/r/netsec, so if you liked it I'd say go subscribe to that subreddit. Most of the posts are drivel and noise, but every once in awhile you come across a decent post.
     
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    wow thanks for posting this :)
     
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    Great work! thanks
     
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    Great posts guys, keep it up :D
     
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    That is interesting, thanks for posting....
     
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    I think they could've invested their time into locating scammers that are actually costing people money. If you spend more than $30 buying fake Twitter followers at a time you need to re-evaluate your strategy. Bot followers' lone purpose is to make an account look more followable. If you buy more than 50,000, people will notice your interaction to follower ratio and you'll just be defeating the only purpose of buying botted followers. So "Jack" I agree there is a purpose to the report, but it was still a magnificent waste of time to an extent, even though it may save me $20 in my lifetime.
     
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    It still sounds like you haven't read the report. This thing even tells you about Twitter spam countermeasures and the algoritms they use. If you think that Twitter marketers can not benefit from that info... then I just don't know what to tell you.
     
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    The thing this forum does not realize about social media is that nothing about it should be blackhat. The people making serious money from Twitter, and that are featured in Forbes (see Branden Hampton in link below) because of it, are doing it all Whitehat. You can either be spammy with social media, or be whitehat and pay a little cash, but make much more in the end.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markfid...om-the-top-25-most-engaged-brands-on-twitter/