"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam

Scammers are using Craigslist, a local classified advertisement website, to lure potentials victims into their traps, by posting advertisements on it asking potential victims for access to their Facebook accounts for a fee. The potential victims who fall for the scam and give the scammers access to their Facebook accounts, will regret it, because the scammers will use the accounts fraudulently. Facebook accounts that are used fraudulently will be terminated or suspended by Facebook, and the illegal activities that the scammers use the accounts for, will be traced back to the owners of the accounts, who may end up in jail and may pay thousands of dollars in legal fees to clear their names.

We Need Facebook Ad Accounts Craigslist Advertisement Scam

How the Scam Works?

The scammers will use the Facebook advertisement accounts to advertise their scams to millions of Facebook users, using stolen credit cards or hijacked PayPal accounts to make payment.using Facebook advertisement is the most effective way for scammers to reach their potential victims.

Scammers may also use their victims’ Facebook accounts to send spam and dangerous links to their friends, which go to malicious and phishing websites. And, once the friends see a post or message coming from their friend, they will instantly think the message is legitimate and click on the malicious or phishing links, which will take them to dangerous websites that contain malware. Once on the dangerous website, the potential victims maybe tricked into downloading fake and malicious software that will infect their computers/devices with viruses or Trojan horse. The potential victims may also be taken to phishing websites, where they maybe tricked into submitting their personal information, financial information, or sending money to the scammers.

It is important for Facebook users to remember that they should never lend their Facebook accounts anyone, whether for a fee or not, or give someone access to it. Also, Facebook user should not give their Facebook username and password to anyone, and Facebook users who have done so already, should change their passwords immediately.

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February 18, 2018 at 11:34 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: Lower Saucon, Pennsylvania, United States

what should I do if I gave out my info? they had me download this app called fb dollars and give my fb email and password.

I was doing a 'how will you look in 20 years' app, and I was using my pictures, however, the results were from different facebook profile pics, mostly indian people. I changed my password and deleted the facebook dollars app as well as reporting the ads.

what else can or should I do!?


November 12, 2017 at 10:16 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

Unless your Facebook page has 2,000,000 likes and 50,000 views/day due to your television show why would the company want to spend $100s to legitimately advertise on YOUR (or MY) Facebook page?

FLAG THEIR POST and have it removed.

I found this site by searching "WE ARE LOOKING FOR FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS TO ADVERTISE ON craigslist scam"


January 6, 2017 at 3:25 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: El Centro, California, United States

I work for clicktechmarketing and we do this kind of work.There are A LOT of malicious companies out there who do one of two things and sometimes both. Easily for every 10 companies 8 are malicious 2 are white hat all have the same base risk which will explain. Obviously if they want your log in credentials that's game over but some other red flags to look out for:

1. Dangle the carrot - They will say you can make somewhere in the $500 range to rent out your ads account. They will pay you $100 a month for renting out your ads account. Thing is the ads rarely last over a month and if the ad they put up last 5 months they've made thousands off your account. If you see an ad that has a monthly pay system that is a red flag right off the bat.

2. Not pay you at all - Some of these companies simply never pay people.

You can see how a combination of the two would result in an extra salty situation. Now let's talk about the risk involved. If you plan or even think maybe you might possibly in the future promote a website, a facebook page for a company, band, pretty much pay to promote anything on Facebook in the future this is not for you.

The promotions largely end if Facebook deems the advertisements violate their terms of use or a policy of some kind. I work in an office and down the hall there is a company who put up an ad for a p***s enlargement formula. Some how some way that ad got through for about a week and then got the account banned.

If you're in need of some quick cash and don't plan to advertise on facebook through their advertising platform this is a viable option but you have to be very, very, very, careful about which company you go with. The higher the cash amount they offer the higher your eyebrow should be raised.


January 31, 2017 at 3:23 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: Rome, Georgia, United States

ClickTechMarketing is a scam.


July 26, 2016 at 10:20 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: Staten Island, New York, United States

Renting your Facebook account is a SCAM!

Don't you already know to keep your password secure?

Didn't Facebook and everyone else tell you to not to give out your password?

Now you're considering giving a complete stranger FULL ACCESS to your established Facebook account, all because you're desperate for $100? What do you think they're going to do with your account? You really think they're good honest people like yourself? If they were, why don't they just create a new Facebook account and use that?

What kind of company do you think goes around asking people for access to their personal Facebook account? Do you think Apple or Microsoft or your local plumber goes around trying to grow their business and use everyone's Facebook account?

If you give someone you'll never meet access to your established Facebook account, then don't complain when your account is hijacked and they are soliciting your friends. Put a smile on and say, "well hey, at least I got $100 out of it!" Otherwise, FLAG THEIR POST and have it removed.


May 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam
an anonymous user from: Lewisville, Texas, United States

What about this site: hxxp://rentyouraccount.org. It claims you get paid to rent your facebook account with no password required. And they stating they use Teamviewer to setup the ads by creating a fan page and then granting ad manager.


May 10, 2017 at 8:57 PM by
"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam

It is a scam. Never give strangers access to your computer or give access to your Facebook account. People can install spyware on your computer without your knowledge. The same spyware can be used to steal your personal and financial information, or the same spyware can allow cybercriminals to use your computer to committed cyber crimes that will be traced back to you.


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Pay the safest way

Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly.

Guard your personal information

In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

Be careful of the information you share

Never give out your codes, passwords or personal information, unless you are sure of who you're dealing with

Know who you’re dealing with

Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has.

Check your accounts

Regularly check your account transactions and report any suspicious or unauthorised transactions.

Don’t believe promises of easy money

If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true.

Do not open email from people you don’t know

If you are unsure whether an email you received is legitimate, try contacting the sender directly via other means. Do not click on any links in an email unless you are sure it is safe.

Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

Before providing any personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, and passwords, be sure the website is secure.

Stay informed on the latest cyber threats

Keep yourself up to date on current scams by visiting this website daily.

Use Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are critical to online security.

Keep your software up to date and maintain preventative software programs

Keep all of your software applications up to date on your computers and mobile devices. Install software that provides antivirus, firewall, and email filter services.

Update the operating systems on your electronic devices

Make sure your operating systems (OSs) and applications are up to date on all of your electronic devices. Older and unpatched versions of OSs and software are the target of many hacks. Read the CISA security tip on Understanding Patches and Software Updates for more information.

What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

Help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

"We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam