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Need help to understand how WhatsApp bans numbers

Discussion in 'General Social Chat' started by Anacleto, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Anacleto

    Anacleto Newbie

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    My phone number has been banned on WhatsApp for bulk messaging from WhatsApp Web using a macro recorder and I immediatly ran to the store and bought a new SIM card. I created this new account but it was banned instantly (Didn't bulk message or anything, just sent some messages to some of my contacts to inform them of my new number) I tried this like 3 more times and they all kept getting banned so I went to starbucks to create another account (Because I guessed my ip was banned?) and I was able to have that account for like 30 minutes until I connected it to WhatsApp Web, and it was banned again. I tried it yet AGAIN and my current phone number hasn't been banned for like 3 days. Before creating that account I resetted my Advertising Identifier (I'm on an iPhone) and disabled iCloud drive backup for whatsapp. I haven't connected my phone to whatsapp web yet because I'm afraid It will get banned too.
    Do you have ANY idea of how WhatsApp identifies unique devices? Or any iOS app for that matter? Keep in mind Apple is very strict about their privacy policies and usually don't allow developers to uniquely identify devices.
     
  2. daniel_bsb90

    daniel_bsb90 Newbie

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    the limit is around 100 msgs/day for numbers that dont have your contact
    they track your: MAC Address, IP, IMEI, cache (just delete de app and reinstall)
     
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  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Whatsapp can access your phone IMEI. Is your hardware's ID that never changes no matter what phone company you choose.
     
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    DE_GAME Regular Member

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    It can be changed with rooted android smartphone
     
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    True but I think there's other ID's in the phone that are read-only.

    By the way, what's a legit use for changing IMEI? Is it even legal?
     
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    Thanks. What's your source about the 100 message limit?
    AFAIK Apple doesn't allow developers to collect data such as your MAC Adress and IMEI number
     
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    I'm on an iPhone. .....

    That's where your problem is.