Do Not Rent Your Facebook Account to Anyone!

Do Not Rent Your Facebook Account to Anyone!

Renting your Facebook account is against Facebook's policy. Therefore, never rent your account to anyone. There are scammers using Craigslist, and classified websites to lure potentials victims into their traps, by posting advertisements on them 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 or rent 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.

How does the Scam Work?

The scammers will use the Facebook accounts to advertise their scams to millions of Facebook users, using stolen credit cards or hijacked PayPal accounts to make payment. Facebook advertisement is the most effective way for scammers to reach their potential victims. They 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 may be 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 may be tricked into submitting their personal information, financial information, or sending money to the scammers.

The scammers may also use the Facebook accounts to falsely inflate the "Like" count of a fraudulent website, give the same website positive reviews or promote it.

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

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Was this article helpful?  +
Share this with others:

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

Comments (Total: 5)

To protect your privacy, please remove sensitive information from your comments, questions, or reviews. We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users when you make a post. That location is not enough to find you.

Your post will be set as anonymous because you are not signed in. An anonymous post cannot be edited or deleted, therefore, review it carefully before posting. Sign-in.

The comments, reviews or answers below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

  • November 3, 2019 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Berkeley Township, New Jersey, United States

    I just began doing this and now I am getting scared that I really screwed up just to get a couple $25 payments. I watch them work on their ads and now I see their (mine!?) ad accounts have been disabled. How can they prosecute me? I am just an innocent bystander!

  • June 21, 2018 at 6:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Secaucus, New Jersey, United States

    I have been the victim of this scam, I searched for articles high and low at the time to identify this as a scam or otherwise but there was seemingly nothing out there - this is the first article I have seen.

    I even asked Facebook direct and they just sent me an automated response! I have kicked the scammers from my profile now, what should happen from here? The scammers had a legitimately registered, functional and impressive website and infrastructure.

    As a multI billion pound social media conglomerate, surely Facebook should have uber-advanced security systems to stop things like this happening? The onus is on them to prevent these scams not persecute the individual who has fallen for a highly sophisticated operation!

    FYI technically its not renting out the space, they ad their profile to your ads manager - a function Facebook fully allow. I have just looked and there are more and more offering this - Facebook has got to sort all of these out!


  • June 15, 2018 at 7:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    How to report scammer if they are using dummy names and profile pictures

  • May 16, 2018 at 6:36 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "We would like to rent out your FB account so we could run our ads campaign, mostly for beauty, health, gold and other financial promotional ads targeting United Kingdom audiences. You will receive $100 for a month of rent, payment can be pro-rated (depends on when the campaign was activated) and payable on the 7th of the following month. Our Ads campaign has a 30-day period contract, after the contract, you decide if you still wanted to renew your campaign for another 30 days.

    To start with the job, your account needs to undergo a 3 days preparation before we fully launch the ads campaign to your account. We will provide you a detailed instruction on how to create an FB page and what are topics that you need to post on the page. Basically, posting on the page you created is the preparation here.

    Facebook requires an account to be at least one year old and have legitimate activity on them to be considered allowing ads to be run. We do not have the time to create new accounts and set them up with years worth of data and activity, and we would like to rent a real, quality account from you.

    Just to let you know, every personal Facebook account has an "Ads Manager" account associated with it. You should know that all advertising through your Facebook Ad account is anonymous (your name will not be associated with any of the ads we post). Also, we will not have access to the rest of your Facebook and we will never ask and do not need the username / password at all.

    If in doubt, please visit this website for any further information. Do let me know if you have any other questions upon reading the website. ( NOTE:(Please note the WEBSITE mentioned is for US renters ONLY, rates, offer, requirements set for your COUNTRY is different from the site)"

  • May 15, 2017 at 9:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Put your top social media account to good use! hide this posting

    compensation: $100 easy money

    We are seeking out users of the top, most popular social media site who would like to earn extra money each week.

    Earn $40 - $130 and we even pay referral fees.

    The qualifications are extremely simple

    Must be a resident in US

    Have an account wit minimum of 100 friends and that is at least one year old

    Must not have run ads through your account

    For quickest and best response, please provide your primary email address and/or phone in your reply. None of your friends will ever be contacted.

    do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers"

Comments Show More Comments (4)

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

Do Not Rent Your Facebook Account to Anyone!