Facebook Scam

The scammer wants you to believe that you have to re-post a message they send you in order to protect your privacy. For example, posting a message forbidding Facebook to share your content does nothing. It is a scam.
The scammer wants to lure you to Fake Accounts where they can get more information about you or access your finances.
The scammer wants to you think that the coupons and contests are real, but you’ll find you have to put your financial information in before you get your “Big” prize. if it looks too good to be true, it is. They really want your financial information.
The Scammer wants you to take quizzes and trivia so they can have a better chance of guessing your passwords or the answers to security questions.
The scammer wants you to think the request you got from them on Facebook Messenger is real but is a trick to get you to send money to the scammer.

Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Facebook Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
Facebook Scam Clues
  • If you get a strange request from a Facebook friend, don’t trust it. Hackers can find a person’s password and break into their account, then message all their friends with requests for money.
  • Quizzes are designed purely to gather information because … they could be the answers to security questions. For example, your friend just learned their 1990’s rock star name and want you to do the same quiz to find out. Don’t do it.
  • Don't trust messages that reference "court cases" or "litigation against you" if you don’t follow through with re-posting the message they give you.
Facebook Scam Defence
  • Don’t accept friendship requests from people you don’t know.
  • Periodically review your privacy settings.
  • Go to the website to see if they are offering the coupon. Don’t click on the Facebook message.
  • Only take quizzes on sites you know and trust, and create fake answers for password recovery questions so they’re hard to crack. It might be easy enough for Facebook scams to figure out your mother’s maiden name, so leave an easy-to-remember lie instead.
Now it’s your turn!


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