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FlexDawg
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2018
5996 posts

How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Right when I sign up they automatically deactivate it now.

The reason I like having a fake account is because I don’t want a personal account and I hate Facebook, but their marketplace is where I’ve made the most sales.

I used to be able to keep one, but they’ve really cracked down lately and it’s almost impossible to have one now.

I have tried everything....I turned my Surfshark VPN on, downloaded the brave web browser and turned every privacy setting on (except the one for block cookies because Facebook won’t even function if that’s turned on), I make sure I clear my cookies and website data are cleared after every use, but Facebook still somehow knows it’s me. This is not only frustrating, but it’s scary AF.

Any idea as to how they are doing this and with their recent updates, is it possible to still make a fake account that will stay up? I don’t mean as In a fake profie pic, I usually use a sports logo and make up a fake name.


gobuxgo5
Ohio State Fan
Member since Nov 2012
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re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
They are probably watching you do it through your webcam and laughing.


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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
21657 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
They might not know it's you specifically, but they might not allow accounts to be created via your VPN.


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Slingscode
Rice Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
1206 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Can they access your MAC address? I'm assuming you're using the same computer for both ids.


MMauler
Member since Jun 2013
13580 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Did you try it on your phone while using cellular and not your WiFi?


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UndercoverBryologist
Member since Nov 2020
2043 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Did you use an obvious fictional name that could easily be cross-referenced...like Cameron Frye?


MMauler
Member since Jun 2013
13580 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
quote:

Did you use an obvious fictional name that could easily be cross-referenced...like Cameron Frye?


Or, McLovin....



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Bamajedi
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2017
192 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
That's strange. I have two accounts, one is my personal account and the other is so I can actually voice my opinion on news sites. I have a Samsung phone that will create two different icons so I don't have to sign in each time I switch accounts. I don't use VPN, but I did use an anonymous email to create the account at tutanota.com
Facebook doesn't seem to be able to make sense of my fake account. I put no personal details on there and have not friended anyone. FB keeps recommending friends for me and most of them are African or middle eastern


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Matt225
LSU Fan
St. George
Member since Dec 2019
368 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
2 different email accounts?
Do not verify phone number.
IP address should not matter as many use same device in household for different accounts.


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dyerbro
Member since May 2017
74 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
I play FFXV and to create a new account in a new realm I reset my phone to factory defaults.


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WhiskeyThrottle
Member since Nov 2017
2264 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
A bit of a networking novice but the MAC address is retained in the switch (Layer2) and theoretically should never make it past the switch. Most home modems are switch/routers or Level 3 switches. The switch ties the MAC address to an IP address in the switch, and only sends out the IP address in the packet. Someone more knowledgeable can correct me if wrong.

I'm guessing they don't allow a VPN to be used when creating a new account.

To test the MAC address theory, you could download a virtual machine software like Hyper-V and spin up a new machine to dummy out the MAC address through the switch/router.


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The Mick
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
41416 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Change your name and pictures on your real account


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mdomingue
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2010
11780 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
I don't have that problem. I've made a couple recently for linking a games. I also create a gmail account as well that I use. Seems to work for me.


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TheWalrus
LSU Fan
Somewhere
Member since Dec 2012
28501 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
People are buying stuff from you on a fake account? Morons.


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DarthRebel
USA Fan
Tier Five is Alive
Member since Feb 2013
15163 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Have you tried Tor?


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ZydecoTigah
LSU Fan
walker LA
Member since Sep 2010
360 posts

re: How does Facebook know when I create a fake account?
Cookies!


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