A large number of social media pioneers are obsessed with achieving false fame, as some people resort to paying online stores to increase the number of followers and build an unreal fan base. Selling prices vary from one store to another and also vary according to the specific platform and according to the features of the followers, and the value of selling one follower starts with 10 halalas, which means getting 1,000 followers for 100 riyals.
Al-Watan learned from several accounts selling fake followers that the price of the follower varies according to the specifications and desires that the customer desires, in terms of nationality and the extent of interaction or not. A number of electronic stores indicated that foreign followers are cheaper than Arabs, but they do not interact with the account, Unlike the Arabs who interact with the customer’s account, according to their claim.
When we asked the owners of accounts selling followers, we found that the prices also varied according to the different social networks and the characteristics of the followers, and in general, the value of the prices was about 100 riyals per 1000 followers for the interactive Arab followers, where one follower gets 10 halala, while another store stated that it sells 1000 followers for 120 riyals, but it does not guarantee the principle of interaction.
According to the followers’ stores, the foreign follower competes with the Arab follower, as they describe it, as it is the cheapest price, explaining that the price of non-interactive foreign followers reaches 200 riyals per 5,000 followers.
In the same context, technology specialist Bandar Abu Zaid stated that the accounts that are being sold are originally virtual accounts, whose idea is to buy a “server” from a foreign company in which the buyer places the virtual accounts he wants, and some companies give ready-made fake accounts With a subscription, he explained that this is done with a monthly fee of between 50 and 100 dollars.
Many want to get more followers and form a virtual fan base, not based on the type or nature of the content that is being presented, which prompts them to resort to online stores to sell followers, according to the customer’s wishes, where the value of social networking accounts is directly proportional to the number of their followers, Without the need to create interesting content to attract followers.
Some stores offers to increase real followers:
350 thousand views
500 thousand views
50000 thousand followers