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[Method] How to Get Free Stuff From Facebook

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The illustrator, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

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    So today as I was browsing around Facebook, I noticed some Facebook Fanpage ran a contest and made a post releasing the 20 or so winners. In the post, they clarified that so many people shared the page, that if 2 people happened to share the page with the exact same names, than both people would win if their name was chosen. SO, I quickly changed my name on facebook to that of one of the winners and messaged the page claiming my prize. They immediately responded and requested a shipping address. The prize was a nice 100 dollar set of LED lights for Jeeps or something. Ill probably sell them on ebay.

    I began to think about how these contests owners probably dont cross check anything before sending somebody the prizes. They just read your name, reference it with the names on their winners list, and pack it up and ship it out. Even if they didnt say duplicates still win, I still think a lot of these people wouldn't notice if the same person claimed the prize twice. And hell, maybe your prize will be on its way to you before they realize anything.

    Im going to try this a few more times and see how many more times I could get away with it.

    If your gonna try this out, post your prize and if they caught on or not!

    MODS: If this would be better in another part of the forum, please feel free to move it.
     
  2. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    That's scamming.

    Edit: Assuming it's a legit contest and not one of the spammy ones.
     
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  3. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

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    Your name is Black.Star
     
  4. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Yep, that was an unfortunate mistake on the part of our support team.
    Unfortunately, in spite your honest report on a public forum we will have to replace your set of LED lights with slightly less lucrative prize - an anal plug with built-in resistor.
     
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    redrubies Supreme Member

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    omg I am choking on my water LOL
     
  6. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    decent idea, i would do this, if i wasn't' already quite sure that most of these are already loaded competitions. Plus you can only change your name once every so often, so changing it like 100 times a day will not be possible.
     
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  7. Conor

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    This ^

    You'll have to make a few accounts if you really wanna scale this thing up. Your name stays permanently after like 5 changes or something.