The Original BULLDOG Estate Fan Page Has been Restored By Facebook


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Hi Tony,
I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. A page that you admin was disabled in error. This page has now been restored and you will now be able to access it.
Thanks for contacting Facebook,
Adriana
User Operations
Facebook

We would Also like to Thank Graham Cluley For The support he has shown us and for the post below

The Bulldog EstateIn a bizarre and hard-to-understand move, a Facebook page which claims it helped countless Facebook members stay safe online on the social network has been shut down… by Facebook.
The Bulldog Estate is one of a number of different resources on the internet dealing with the subject of Facebook scams, rogue applications, and the like. Other examples include Scam SniperFaceCrooks andSophos’s own Facebook community.
On Monday 18th April, the Facebook page belonging to Scam Sniper was shut down by Facebook authorities:

Scam Sniper

Notice: The Sniper Has Been Shot. Facebook Disables The Admins Of The Facebook Fan Page Scam Sniper. http://goo.gl/RdlVF
Later that day, the same fate befell The Bulldog Estate’s Facebook presence, leading the scam-exposing site to say that Facebook had made a bad PR move:

The BULLDOG Estate

The BULLDOG Estate Facebook Page Has been Closed by Facebook, They Dont Like bad press, Watch… http://goo.gl/fb/K3ODY
The Scam Sniper Facebook page was eventually restored, but Tony Mazan, the owner of The Bulldog Estate, hasn’t had the same luck.
Mazan has been contacting Facebook since Monday attempting to understand why The Bulldog Estate’s Facebook page was closed, and how it might be recovered.
Today Mazan received a standard response from Facebook, which still wasn’t specific about the reasons that The Bulldog Estate’s Facebook presence had been killed off:
"Hi Tony
You created a Page that has violated our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and this Page has been removed. Facebook Pages may only be set up for the purpose of promoting a business or other commercial, political, or charitable organization or endeavor (including non-profit organizations, political campaigns, bands and celebrities), and only by an authorized representative of the entity or individual that is the subject of the Facebook Page. By creating a Facebook Page, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so by the person or entity that is the subject of the Facebook Page. Among other violations, Pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group or that promote or glorify violence, intolerance, racism or discrimination. Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in your account being disabled."
This “explanation” clearly hasn’t satisfied the many fans of The Bulldog Estate, who have created pages urging Facebook to reinstate The Bulldog Estate, and left messages on Facebook’s official safety pages.
Tony Mazan“We helped countless members on Facebook and supported Facebook in trying to help Facebook users stay safe online, We do not advertise or make money from our help, our blog writers are volunteers, and our admins are volunteers,” Tony Mazan of The Bulldog Estate told Naked Security. “What we can not understand is why Facebook removed a real help group and yet there are thousands of rogue applications, thousands of hate filled pages, thousand of fake profiles. We are as real as it gets and get shut down.”
“Is it because Facebook security never gets comments like ‘We Love you’ or ‘thanks for always alerting us on time with user-friendly information’,” continued Mazan. “As one of our supporters said – you may shut the dog outside, but you will never silence the bark.”
Although the language used on The Bulldog Estate’s website doesn’t beat around the bush, it seems clear to me that the content they produce isbeneficial and helps Facebook users avoid scams and other attacks.
Maybe Facebook needs to be a little less robotic in its shutdown of this scam-exposing community, and could work a little more closely with Tony Mazan and his colleagues to bring what is a helpful resource for its users?

About the author

Graham Cluley is senior technology consultant at Sophos. In both 2009 and 2010, the readers of Computer Weekly voted him security blogger of the year and he pipped Stephen Fry to the title of “Twitter user of the year” too. Which is very cool. His awards cabinet bulging, he was voted “Best Security Blogger” by the readers of SC Magazine in 2011. You can contact Graham at gc@sophos.com, or for daily updates follow him on Twitter at @gcluley.

Also to all Our Fans on Facebook and our website , Without you friends and fellow social network users we would have just given up without a fight, your support was heart warming and a massive boost of well being.


Thanks to all the media outlets for your support and to all the people who tweeted our demise. and Unofficial Guide to facebook privacy and security who assisted us.


And Finally a Big Big Thanks to Mr Black Knight from ScamSniper who was a great support.


Remember this and ill say it again “You can Shut the dog outside, But you will never silence the bark”


Keep sending us the scams and hopefully working with Facebooks help we will rid our social networks of the filth that are scammers.


Cheers


Tony Mazan aka The BULLDOG.




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