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(GUIDE) How to PVA Your Facebook Accounts Correctly

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Noah Hawryshko, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    EDIT: To be completely sure that you've PVA'ed your accounts the right way, you can check by going to http://developers.facebook.com and clicking on the "Register" button in the top right. After that, accept the terms and conditions of a Facebook developer account and go to the next screen. If Facebook asks you to verify your phone number, you did it wrong and Facebook does not see your account as a PVA account. If Facebook says you've registered successfully and you get to the "Add a New App" screen, then you've followed the guide correctly and your account is PVA'ed.

    To do a little bit of testing, I've been creating and buying non-PVA Facebook accounts and PVA'ing them myself. A couple days ago, I came across something that I think is really important.

    As a little bit of background, most people on BHW know how easy it can be to get throw-away numbers through things like app cloning, device spoofing, or proxies (depending on the app), and how hard or expensive it can be to get those same numbers phone numbers for extended periods of time. Many people run into a huge problem when they try verify Facebook accounts using throwaway numbers, because leaving a phone number on your account can lock the account if phone verification is needed and you no longer have access to that number.

    If somebody phone verifies 100 accounts with 100 different phone numbers and then loses access to all of the numbers, if Facebook ever gives any of the accounts phone verification they will be locked permanently. This is because when you have a PVA'ed Facebook account and your number is attached to your profile, this becomes the only method of identity verification that Facebook allows you to use. However, if you don't PVA your account then you can't do anything on Facebook without getting your account locked until you're asked for phone verification.

    The solution? When you PVA your Facebook accounts, remove the phone number afterward if you're not going to have access to it in the future. When you do this, Facebook won't force you to use the exact same number you PVA'ed with if asked for verification in the future, and it will also treat your account as if it has a phone number attached to it (no strict filters or phone verification prompts within 24 hours of doing anything significant). It's the best of both worlds, and you don't lose everything if you lose your numbers.
     
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  2. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Those are some really useful advices thanks!
    I always used the same throw-away numbers afterwards though and I never had to verify the phone number again.
    HOWEVER... I always end up messing up somehow. The photo recognition or the ID/passport lock finds me regularly.
    Usually adding 20- 30 same type of people / day with same interests from the same area, and it still triggers the 'do you really know that guy?' warning.
    And it don't matter if acc is pva or not I still get blocked :S
    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
    What is your strategy?
     
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    very helpful post for newbie. thnx a lot