Why Facebook flags your real developer profile as fake accounts

Have you ever experienced the following problem in registering your Facebook apps?

You can no longer create apps because our systems indicated that your account may not be authentic. Facebook requires users to provide their real first and last names, and fake accounts are a violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR 4.1), even when used to host or test apps. Also note that maintaining multiple accounts, even if they are authentic, is also prohibited. If you would like to create a test user to test app functionality, you can do so here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/test_users/.

If you believe you have received this message in error, please submit an appeal: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.p … v_support.

Even you have verified your account by providing your phone number and credit card information, you may still encounter this.

Do you know why!?  I believe this is because Facebook is doing all those “detection” by using auto-bots and checking against statistical figures.

You will get a very high chance of getting your real profile flagged as a fake one if you do the followings,

  • Registered a large number of apps in a short period of time, especially right after your have verified it as a developer profile.
  • Trying to registered new app(s) that refer to the same canvas URL of a previously banned app.
  • You are testing your app by using your real profile in a professional way!
    Being a professional tester and developer, I believe you knows your application well.  So, you can click this and that in a really fast manner.  And if your actions trigger requests to be send to Facebook, then be careful!  This is especially true if your actions will generate negative user feedback!

There are a bunch of other actions that you should avoid… but if you understand the above, then I think you can easily avoid them.  🙂

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6 Responses to Why Facebook flags your real developer profile as fake accounts

  1. Rick says:

    So if I got this error message, what can I do next? How can I possibly solve it?

  2. Alex says:

    I think that facebook is that kind of shit should really be kicked out of the internet.

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  5. Waseem says:

    Thanks for sharing this info, but I’m still facing same issue even after adding my credit card :-@@@@@@@@@@@

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