Facebook Wizard Will Magically Make Your Money Disappear

A new software package, promising to enable you to reach hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook, will take your money in exchange for software which will spam the hell out of Facebook. While we haven’t purchased the application, it’s clearly against Facebook’s terms and is probably not the best way to build a “viral marketing” campaign. The application could also be the source of much of the Facebook Page spamming that users have been reporting to us in recent days.

Some of the key features of Facebook Wizard is the following:

  • Automatically add friends at random
  • Spam Facebook Pages by automatically liking and commenting on updates
  • Avoid being blocked by Facebook’s captcha via a “decaptcha” feature
  • Proxy support to hide detection from Facebook’s automated spam detectors

So buy this program and get ready to go viral! Not! My guess is that Facebook will have this shut down in a matter of days. While the application could possibly work, this is definitely not the way to go about building a marketing campaign. If you want to try out blasting your friends (and their friends) with a bunch of spam messages, go download the Facebook Wizard for a mere $95. It’s a great way to quickly throw some money out the window!

Publish date: May 29, 2010 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/facebook-wizard-scam/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT