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How to Get around a Flippa Duplicate Account Ban?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by jon99, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. jon99

    jon99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    "They are always constantly checking for duplicate accounts" they say, to keep the identity unique.

    But you know we love to do things the other way, such as switching account once we received a bad feedback from a client.

    I would like to compliment them that their duplicate account checking system is pretty top notch. (Been banned like 3 times)

    So lets discuss the possible ways to get banned?

    - Connect using the same facebook accounts etc (Stupid but they say they caught plenty of people doing that, seems like dumbasses are everywhere huh?)

    - Top up for credits using the same paypal/credit card account (solution= vcc)

    - Verify your number using the same skype account? ( solution= create a new account)


    Unknowns:
    - Do they have an IP log/cookie system?

    Share your experiences here!
     
  2. asif2bd

    asif2bd Newbie

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    They wont search untill you messed up, Like trying to give feedback from onw account. Then you are busted.
     
  3. flipfilter

    flipfilter Newbie

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    This industry is one of the few industries where buyers are frequently sellers and vice versa.

    I'm usually all for beating the system, but in this case I have to agree that the duplicate account checks (however flawed at the moment) are there for a good reason.
     
  4. imanpatrick

    imanpatrick Newbie

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    i have 2 account in flippa, and it's okay 'till now ...
     
  5. MrDetails

    MrDetails Regular Member

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    Not necessarily. I have 2 accounts and I left feedback from one to the other and nothing happened. I even payed the auction fee from a credit card in my real name (which my other account is registered under) AND PM spammed and nothing has happened.

    I guess I'm just lucky :D

    Edit: Also bear in mind that it is a small company running it (9 or 10 people if memory serves) and I don't think their duplicate account 'filter' is too advanced. I've gone through 3 accounts all from this IP and only 1 has been banned (for PM spam, not being a dupe account).
     
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  6. Karlos

    Karlos Junior Member

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    There are 2 people running it, guys called Dave Slutzkin and Luke Moulton. They work in the same offices as their parent company, Sitepoint, in Melbourne, Australia.

    I've mentioned elsewhere that because of their low staffing you can get away with a lot of stuff especially if you post on a Friday evening Australian time when both guys are going away for the weekend.