Allegedly, Martin Grunin purchased multiple accounts for the purpose of advertising. He supposedly used different names and accounts which were taken from legitimate marketing companies however; he never worked for any of them according to Facebook’s complaint. Grunin then sold some of his largest Facebook ad accounts to the highest bidder. Other ad accounts were alleged used to post sexually explicit advertising for dating services. Facebook sent numerous letters asking Grunin to cease his practices and they revoked his authorization after he failed to comply. According to the complaint, he is a repeat offender who continuously violates the terms and applicable law.
Facebook has filed the case with the federal courts hoping to stop Grunin who has allegedly scammed the tech giant out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising schemes. Grunin is believed to have sold his ill-gotten gains through online sources. Just one account has supposedly been advertised for sale at $30,000.