I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won’t fix.
James Martindale

While I would say you found a real vulnerability I can also say a lot of people making fake facebook accounts will take a free freedom pop number in order to phone verify a facebook account rather than secure it with the phone number.

Essentially these people are drawn to freedom pop for free/cheap phone numbers for verification and at the same time they never intend to keep paying for the number so once it’s served their purpose freedom pop recycle it and sell it to someone else like yourself.

Generally speaking bigger telecoms and users will keep numbers for years whereas average turnaround on services like burner or freedom pop is only a few months.

While facebook should maybe acknowledge this I believe some responsibility falls on the user who attaches a temporary number to their account and don’t keep it long term

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