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Beware of "We Need Facebook Ad Accounts" Craigslist Advertisement Scam

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Beware of "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.

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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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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2018 11:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 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!?

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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2017 10:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rockford, 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"

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2017 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Escondido, 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 penis 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.

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    • Posted: Jan 31, 2017 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rome, Georgia, United States

      ClickTechMarketing is a scam.

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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2016 10:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

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    • Posted: May 10, 2017 8:00 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

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      • Posted: May 10, 2017 8:57 PM by info

        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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