Facebook is a great communication tool for anyone looking to reach old friends and expand their network of friends and influence. With this great opportunity so comes spammers and scammers.
When someone you don't know asks to be a friend, be careful on who you accept. On June 29, 2010,
I accepted Dayna Jaqeline as a friend. Since that time I have received over 10 recommendations that I "like" various businesses on Facebook.
Today I noticed this one-way pattern of communications from this new "friend".
Dayna Jaqueline, or whoever this person really is, is part of an automated scheme to increase Facebook fans for a fee. Companies create these fake accounts or alternatively hire people to invite themselves into someones Facebook account and then use that doorway to solicit fans.
This is a becoming a big business especially since business owners are being led into believing that more is better
. So, they pay $1,000
to get a few thousands fans and accounts like Dayna Jaqueline whore out their influence to drive traffic and fans.
If this is any indication of the quality of communications these pay services offer, I would recommend that less is more because its the quality of your network that really matters in the end.
Should call this Facebook Prostution
and Jacqueline is a Facebook Whore?
If you look at the 10+ requests that this account has solicited me in the past 8 days, you can infer that this person is pushing their influence for pay. What do you think? Would you send your friends requests every day to be friends with the companies you like best?
It's a shame that some good businesses are now associated with Facebook Whores. I will be sure to post this article on their wall to let them know the type of crap they are involved with.
Here are some of the companies that were solicited by Dayna Jaqueline in the past 7 days:
* Also notice that Dayna was promoting Unlimited Twitter Followers...mmmmmm It looks like she also participates or encourages paid Twitter fan programs as well.
- Drake Institute
- Tryst Bingo
- Unlimited Twitter Followers *
- Vizio Optic Eyeglasses & Sunglasses
- MPB Today
- Quick Creations
- Roxanne Emery
- Infused Web | Print | Design
Advice on Building Facebook Fans
So, here is a word of advice. If someone offers to increase your Twitter and Facebook followers, and the methods are not clearly explained, run away. In this one case, Dayna Jacqeline is turning my Facebook inbox into the same spam junk that we experience with our email.
This is a discouraging twist in Facebook and of course I reported her to Facebook. It just takes time and effort just like the time it takes to review your spam inbox.
Brian Pasch, CEO
PCG Digital Marketing
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