How To Know Facebook Scam And How You Can Avoid It

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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The Facebook scam is what everyone should be talking about, once in a while we need to face the reality of these scammers on Facebook. For every 5 people, three in some ways may have caught up with scammers on Facebook, and avoiding them is something you should learn to do.

Social media help people to connect and find interesting things you can follow, but the platform is getting popular for promoting fraud. Meta apps are one of the forefront for scammers, and I have seen some weird things happen on Facebook and Instagram.

Scammers on Facebook create a fake account in other to trick people. They also used existing accounts to send you a phishing site link. If someone send you a link to login to your Facebook, and you do that, they’ll get your username and password.

Scams on Facebook are not something that can be stopped by one person or even the company itself, it can take as long as possible but we’ll eventually get there. We’ll be talking about how you can avoid scams on Facebook, and blocked the intruder in every way possible to avoid being a scam.

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Before you know how to avoid the Facebook scam, here are the popular scam on Facebook. Your friends and family accounts might also be used to do these things if the account is already hacked.

And if you find the account movement non-genuine you should contact the person physically or try as much as possible to reach him or her.

Romance scam

If there were 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.

Scammers on Facebook are romantic, in other for the clients, as they called it — to gain their trust, they’ll start sending you romantic messages 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 they can work with — they often get divorced, windowed, or 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.

Lottery scam

If for fact that most people don’t fall for romance scams, they’ll move on to lottery scams. So how do lottery scams work? It’s carried out from social media pages or accounts that are 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.

These 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.

Loan scam

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, come on man. But it is just something that works for them, because the person getting the loan only has 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, 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.

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Job scam

Paying to get a job is not a job, it’s a scam. Whenever anyone 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 use 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.

Avoid it

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 life out. So, if they want to surprise you, shock them instead. First thing first, once you get the notice, report, and block the account. If it is your friend’s account let them know that their account has been compromised.

And for people that easily fall in love online, know what’s love, and know every detail and connect the dots. The information the person gave must be first-hand and searched on different social media platforms.

The first rule; if the person asks to move the conversation to another platform like 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.

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As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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