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A simple online search returns a large number of websites offering users the opportunity to buy followers from as little as $5 USD with various packages offering different types of fake followers. \n","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1516358,"object_id":"jamesmccaff_1370502661","particle_type":"image","picture":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/jamesmccaff_1370502661.png"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1522185,"object_id":"jamesmccaff1370536390","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Simply find one of the many sites offering the services, pick your package, send the funds via PayPal, sit back and wait for a few hours for the followers to start adding up.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1518951,"object_id":"jamesmccaff_1370521704","particle_type":"image","picture":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/jamesmccaff_1370521704.png"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1522220,"object_id":"jamesmccaff1370536554","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Relatively inexpensive to set up, the seller will wait for the payment to be processed and then at the click of a button add the followers to your account. No password sharing, no security breaches or follow backs required.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1517519,"object_id":"jamesmccaff1370510932","particle_type":"quote","picture":null,"text":"\"Automation software is responsible for the creation and maintenance of fake accounts and will typically purchase and integrate other software that has already learned how to bypass [site security checks],\" ","content_type":"","title":"Mark Wuergler, a senior security researcher at Immunity Inc.","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1517832,"object_id":"jamesmccaff1370513029","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"The \"best\" fakes mimic real users, as their profiles contain bios, profile pictures, links to real websites and they \"engage\" through Tweets and 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