Facebook scams are something everyone should be talking about and not trying to not talk about it — once in a while we need to face the reality of these raising ways of scamming people online, and I can say that for every 5 people three in some ways may have caught up with scammers on Facebook and avoiding them is something you shouldn’t shy away from.
All Facebook popular apps are one of the forefronts for scammers, and I have seen some weird things happened, and from now, I’ll be talking about how you can try to avoid scams on the internet, or possibly blocked the intruder in every way possible to avoid being a scam.
Social media help people to connect, and find interesting things you can follow — but the platform is getting popular for promoting fraud. People don’t care about the kind of information they share and how it might affect a group of people, if not more.
Scamming on Facebook is not something that can be stopped by one person or even the company itself — in other words, it can take as long as possible but we’ll eventually get to it.
Facebook scams come indifferent, some of which may use an app to target their users, while others may even offer to send you goods or talk to you about a business or pretend to even love you — damn it — it all scam and they only want to run away with your hard earn money — but that you can avoid.
Scammers on Facebook create a fake account in other to hijack other people existing Facebook account, by using phishing method to gain access — like when someone sends you a link and said you should click to log in to Facebook, once you do that, they’ll get you username and password. Scammers use these fake or compromised accounts to trick you into giving them money or personal information.
So, if Facebook doesn’t help you well enough, how do you help yourself — you need to avoid them, run far away as fast as you could in other not to fall a victim to any. In other not to fall victim here is what you should do — block all account that mentioned any of these
Popular Facebook scams
Before you know how you can avoid Facebook scam, here are the popular scam on Facebook that you shouldn’t even interact with. And even at that, your friends and family account might also be used to do these things if the account is already hacked.
And if you find this movement as non-genuine you should contact the person physically or try as much as possible to reach him or her.
If there was to be only one it should be romance, because some people likely fall for this easily. But we shouldn’t be blaming anybody because you might never know what the person has gone through finding love, eventually one came online, and he or she happily fall for it.
Romance scammers on Facebook are romantic, in other for clients, as they called it — to gain their trust. They’ll start sending you romantic messages, and it can blow your mind and all these sweet talks, but all they want is for you to trust them, engage in a relationship online, and after some weeks you eventually send money to them.
And even before that when they have randomly sent romantic messages to potential people that they think they can work with — they often get divorced, windowed or they are in a bad marriage. And some of these scammers are not even using their faces, they impersonate other people to do their work, so people can easily fall for them.
If for fact that most people don’t fall for romance scams, they’ll move on to lottery scams — another one of the scamming games and this one might seem to catch for some but some people are still able to bypass the lottery scam.
So how do the lottery scams work? It’s carried out from social media pages or account that’s impersonating someone else or a business.
If you see any account on social media impersonating you on any of the social platforms, you should report that account immediately and also contact their support if possible.
Scammers can carry out their process from a Facebook page or a hacked account of someone you may know.
- Facebook page.
- Hacked Facebook account.
- Impersonating someone else.
These Facebook scammers will message you, telling you about a lottery you’ve won, and you need to claim it by paying an advance fee to get the money you’ve won — and in this lane, they may ask for your bank account and address.
Want a loan, you could pay an advance fee on Facebook — yeah, just on Facebook. The point where you’ll have to pay an advance fee to get a loan is so lame, common man, but it just something that works for them, because the person getting the loan only have to pay a low-interest rate, but only for a small advance fee.
Facebook login scam
I don’t understand how someone will be able to log in twice on Facebook when he or she is already signed in. You get a message on Facebook that you should log in to your Facebook account, or sometimes tell you to click a link to access a certain app or confirm a request — once you do that, the scammers will be able to gain access to your Facebook account and continue scamming other people. but you can avoid this by simply not clicking on any link that you don’t find trustworthy.
To avoid the spread of spam using your account you’ll have to be conscious about the people you’ve talked to on Facebook, and even your friends may have fall victim to these hackers you may not know yet. But always open your eyes to know what’s what.
Paying to get a job is not a job, it’s a scam and whenever, where ever and even on Facebook someone from somewhere tells you to pay a certain amount to get the job — and when you do, you could get back the money you spent — please seriously avoid it, it’s not a job but a scam.
Scammers or job scammers on Facebook uses the misleading fake jobs to get your money. They just want to get your money — asking you to invest in your job, like paying upfront before getting the job.
And sometimes they might lead you to certain websites that aren’t trusted and you may release information you shouldn’t have. So before you even applied for any job on Facebook know the source and everything about the job poster.
Facebook might hold lots of memories but you have to be careful, all scammers want is just to take your money — they don’t care if you’ve worked your time out. So, if they want to surprise you shock them. First thing first — once you get the notice, report, and block the account if per se that is your friend account let them know that their account has been compromised.
And for people that easily fall in love online, know what’s what, research the person, and know every detail. The information the person gave must be first hand and search on different social media platforms.
The first rule; if the person asks to move the conversation to another platform like the odd-looking one where the account doesn’t easily get blocked — please run and block, except of course you know the person. They usually give an excuse for you to send them money please don’t fall for it, it’s a scam.