Creating a fake Facebook account sounds simple until you try it. There are many things to consider and traps to avoid. This article covers the common mistakes and provides advice on how to work on it.
Things you’ll need to register a Facebook account
- Gmail account.
See the previous post if you need instructions on how to start and run a bot farm.
- A phone number. To receive a text message with a verification code.
Go and google something like “receive SMS online,” there are enough services to chose from, but free ones won’t cut it. Prices vary, service I use is charging $0.1 per message, but you get random number every time you use it, access to the number is limited to 20 minutes. This time is enough to receive a verification text message, but you won’t be able to use this number later on. Some services provide you with a personal number you can use how you like. Prices start at around $2/mo per phone number.
Here’s a list of SMS services I found a second ago, so you know what to look for.
Go to Facebook and find someone to take photos from. It’s best to look for people who don’t live in the country you plan to use your account in.
Don’t try to wing it, prepare essentials in advance and save them in a file. You’ll need this info for other websites, like Linkedin.
3 Deadly sins of starting a fake Facebook account
1. Using pictures of pretty girls
It may work if your goal is getting friends on Facebook, but that’s it. Try using this account to convince me that Salesforce is better than HubSpot.
It won’t work. Not because pretty girls can’t know about CRMs more than I do, but because I will definitely take a closer look at her profile, and we all know how easy it is to spot a fake account.
Contrary, if I saw a comment from this guy:
I wouldn’t bother looking him up.
Check out pro tips in this article for more recommendations.
2. Adding friends
Not adding friends Facebook sounds counter-productive? That’s because you have to add friends, but don’t do it straight away.
Send a couple of requests TO your new account first. You can do that with your account even (don’t forget to unfriend it later).
Avoid “friend-adding” groups.
Send three requests on day one, four requests on day two and etc. but be reasonable, Don’t send more than ten requests in one day and don’t send out ten requests within a span of 5 minutes.
3. Using a free VPN
Some people think that enabling a Dot VPN add-on or something similar makes them less suspicious. It doesn’t. Those proxies are always on the spam list.
You can use your personal address to run at least three accounts without any problems. But, if you want to run ten accounts you’ll need proxies, they cost around $1/mo.
4 Pro tips for running a fake profile
1. Finding friends
My go-to strategies for adding friends Facebook are “attending events” and “working for a company.”
The events strategy is simple: find events in your area of interest, say you’re going, leave a comment, send a few friend requests and move on.
Working for a company strat is slightly more complex but grants incoming friend requests.
Find a big, international company and proudly state that you are now working at this company. Bonus points if they don’t have an office in your city/country, so no one can assume you’re in that office.
Now you can add people from that company and related companies to your friends list, and they will occasionally send you a friend request too, which is nice.
2. Birthday wishes
Nothing makes your profile look more genuine than a couple of birthday wishes on your timeline.
Get your bots to congratulate each other.
3. Bury your first publications
You know the ones about uploading a profile picture, adding your date of birth and etc.
Just share some stuff to your timeline. And don’t post more than 2 links during your first week.
The previous tip will also help you with it.
4. Picture recommendations
- Male, ~30 y.o. who doesn’t look like a model
- at least seven photos
- make sure to include group photos and photos with friends
- if possible get a webcam quality portrait (you may need it later)
- change filenames before uploading (don’t use filenames Facebook us using)
- crop, flip, add a filter, whatever, edit pictures before uploading
I guess that’s it. The rest you can figure out yourself, I don’t feel like writing a step-by-step in-depth guide to creating a fake Facebook account, I’m just here to share some hacks. Cheers.