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Safe to use scraped Facebook emails?

Discussion in 'Facebook' started by codexehow, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. codexehow

    codexehow Power Member

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    FBLeadChef and others are pretty useless since FB changed their TOS. Am I correct in assuming that scraping and uploading FB emails would be pretty stupid? What about creating a look-alike custom audience with that data? It would be diluted, I imagine...thoughts?
     
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  2. uneeking

    uneeking Newbie

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    Scraping is now banned on Facebook. You risk your getting banned.
     
  3. dmark

    dmark Newbie

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    Could someone confirm that this would be a solid workaround....

    1 Use Tor or a proxy to login to a dummy Facebook account.

    2. Use something like UleadPro to scrape.

    3. Merge files.

    4. Load that custom audience into your regular Facebook ads account.

    You protect your own account with the actual scraping process... the only vulnerability I can think of would be using the scraped emails in your actual ad.

    I'm thinking that just using the scraped emails isn't going to raise any red flags, because...

    I used FB Lead Chef. I had tons and tons of scraped audiences, and I continued to use them long after I found out that FB changed their terms of service. I only discovered it after I went back to FB Lead Chef to "freshen up" some of my lists that I discovered that it didn't work any more. It has been 6 weeks or so after they made the change.

    I never got banned, even though my custom audience had the very distinctive FBLC naming conventions on all of the files.

    So, the question I have for the group... if you use a file that is scraped, do you know of people getting banned or have you yourself been banned?
     
  4. Archemike

    Archemike Regular Member

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    Id's are public in a sense, so if you get it in the way you described, this wouldn't mean that anyone marketing to that id is naughty. So sure, you can scrap anonymously and then use it in a sense without any trouble so sure that would work. Thanks.
     
  5. danisheckler

    danisheckler BANNED BANNED

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    Which scraper do you guys prefer ?
     
  6. dmark

    dmark Newbie

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    ULeadPro is the go to scraper around here
     
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  7. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    Guys, you can still do this ...

    People are getting their accounts banned, NOT for custom audience... BUT for advertising SHIT they are not supposed to on FB.

    Don't get confused! And if someone tells you otherwise you get proof!

    -Sasha
     
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  8. MrBluff

    MrBluff Newbie

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    what do you mean with Merge files?
     
  9. adarshbio4

    adarshbio4 Regular Member

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    I have been scrapping a lot, been fine
     
  10. mamluka

    mamluka Newbie

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    Good idea, how much delusion you think is needed?
     
  11. andiruleu

    andiruleu Registered Member

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    I think Sasha is correct. I started doing custom audience with Facebook emails, not knowing about this issue, but I haven't gotten any warnings or banned (yet?). Been doing it for about a week now.
     
  12. seo_stunt

    seo_stunt Junior Member

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    intresting posrt dear :)
     
  13. lightningblitz

    lightningblitz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For multiple ventures I have used FB Scrapping. The trick in my opinion is to not scrap with your own account. This seems obvious but never once have I got in any heat for using scrapped emails.

    Sasha is 100% correct.

    Scrapping is one of the things I always out source to prevent my account from being linked to the scrapping, then the ads are good to go.
     
  14. tomato123

    tomato123 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    In #4 "4. Load that custom audience into your regular Facebook ads account.", I think your account will be locked? When I upload peoples' email address in bulk, say 4000, my account is locked and they ask me to provide photo IDs.
     
  15. mynameis940

    mynameis940 Power Member

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    Provide it to them.. they want to assure you're not a bot or something perhaps. I have used bigger lists and never had a problem.
     
  16. lightningblitz

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    My biggest list is 30K I think. I loaded it to my real Face Book account, no issues. Ever.
     
  17. makemybusinessboom

    makemybusinessboom Junior Member

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    I do a ton of advertising on FB. I scrape Facebook emails with Social Lead Freak and a friend of mine uses Ulead? Something like that. Upload them in the custom audience section and it is business as usual.
     
  18. tomato123

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    Ohh,, everybody providing them your ids? lol Sorry. I will submit it.

    But when you use a cute girl face, you can invite and they accept more...lol
     
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  19. MrBluff

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    How can I scrape people with the same last name! I have any audience chrome plugin!
     
  20. sanpei

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    You need to grab Ulead Pro