We have been recently notified that one of our transactions went south because there was a hidden admin on staff. While this wasn’t proven, and the buyer/seller stories don’t check out at all, they claim that there is a way of hiding an admin on a Facebook Fanpage.
I am not sure if there is a method of doing it now, but just two years ago this was possible, so I want to alert everyone and let them know how to secure their pages. And just how did the hidden admin trick work two years ago? What you would do is send an admin invite to an email address NOT registered with Facebook. New owners don’t see pending invites. When the transfer of ownership was done, the pending email address simply needed to register on Facebook. Once they’ve done so, all that was needed is to accept the invite and the page was theirs.
As far as we’re aware, this method was patched. But Facebook is Facebook, and I wouldn’t be shocked if there was a new method out. So, if you recently purchased a Facebook fanpage, we highly recommend adding a Page Owner to the page. You cannot remove or replace a Page Owner, this is why it’s the best way of securing a page. We will also make changes to our transfer instructions so people can adequately secure their new pages.
If any of our members know anything about this supposed new hidden admin trick, we would love to hear about it.