Facebook Scams – Collecting Complaints from Victims

Welcome to our Facebook Scams Center, where we collect reports from people who have fallen victim to Facebook scams.

The article briefly describes various types of Facebook scams, featuring real stories, offering tips on preventing scams and outlining the necessary steps to take if you fall victim to one.

If you’ve experienced a Facebook scam, we encourage you to contribute by leaving a comment below this article, helping us in our mission to alert and protect the online community. Your input is valuable in raising awareness and preventing others from falling victim to scams.

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Let’s uncover the most common Facebook scams you must watch out for, from hacked accounts and romance cons to investment fraud and marketplace trickery.

But fear not! We won’t leave you hanging with just the bad news. We’ll arm you with practical tips and strategies to outsmart these scammers and protect yourself from their deceitful tactics.

Whether you’re an avid Facebook user or just getting started on the platform, actively acknowledging the potential dangers behind those innocent-looking messages and friend requests is crucial.

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    By arming yourself with knowledge and adopting a cautious approach, you can confidently navigate the virtual world of Facebook and keep your personal information and hard-earned money out of the scammers’ hands.

    Facebook Account Hacking Scam

    A Facebook scam involving hacked accounts and private messages is on the rise. Hacked friends are sending users links that are causing them to be locked out of their accounts. The scammers then solicit the user’s friends through private messages, promoting fraudulent Bitcoin investments.

    For example, on April 25, 2023, a person reported:

    A fake Facebook friend (it was a friend of ours whose account got hacked) convinced us to put in $15,000 on 4/21. However, on Monday 4/24, we discovered that his account had been hacked. We are still attempting to retrieve our money.

    On June 7, 2023, one of our partners received the following complaint:

    Someone hacked my Facebook account and took control of it. They then told me that they would verify my Cash App and return my Facebook account to me if I sent them fifty dollars. They also promised to give me $5,000 as compensation for the trouble caused.

    However, instead of following through with their promises, they sent me an email purportedly from Cash App, stating that I needed to pay an additional $1,200 before they would release the promised payment. Despite sending them the additional $1,200, I never received the promised payment.

    On June 27, 2023, the following complaint was filed with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) by a Pennsylvania, United States person about a cryptocurrency scam:

    Someone hacked into my Facebook page and changed the email and password. They are now posting that I am a certified Bitcoin Professional and tagging my friends to buy into it. I currently cannot access my account, and it seems impossible to get help from Facebook.

    Facebook Romance Scam

    On April 30, 2023, another person reported a scam that resulted in them being defrauded of over $100K.

    They encountered an individual named Alfred Ortiz on Facebook Dating. Alfred claimed to be a mechanical engineer working on a project in Dubai. Over time, Alfred convinced the person to send him money for various reasons, such as medical expenses, ticket purchases, and site cleanup costs. The person took out loans, bought American Express cards, and sent money through Coinbase to assist Alfred.

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    However, after multiple instances of requesting money and promising to resolve everything upon returning home, Alfred suddenly deleted his Telegram account, their primary mode of communication. Alfred’s actions indicated a deliberate attempt to deceive and defraud the person, making them realize they had been scammed.

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    Facebook Grant Program Scam

    Also, an Arizona, USA, person wrote on April 14, 2023:

    The Grant program through Facebook drained my checking account, leaving it with a balance of $8,000.

    Fake Investment Opportunity Scam

    According to another complaint we received on May 7, 2023, a person had conversations with a woman on Facebook dating who claimed to make profits and offered fake money to try out a website. They invested $12.6K. The woman then suggested applying for a loan to increase profits.

    The person requested a $50K loan, and the lender promptly approved and deposited it into their account without disclosing the terms. As a result, the person’s previous investments were frozen until they repaid the loan. Despite accumulating over $170,000, the loan amount has not been deducted.

    Facebook Cryptocurrency Scam

    On April 17, 2023, a Tennessee, USA, person who reported being scammed for $6400 left the following review with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) about a Facebook cryptocurrency scam:

    The scammer requested that I send money to invest $3,000 in Bitcoin. However, once I sent the money, she claimed that I needed to pay higher taxes on the earnings. In response, I sent an additional $1,500. The scammer then insisted that I needed to send another $3,000 in order to receive the funds through Cash App or my account.

    The complainer provided the following details regarding the scammer:

    • Location: Manassas, VA
    • Telephone: (601) 282-1713
    • Facebook Address: https://www.facebook.com/Pamela.o.clarice.889

    Bitcoin Investment Scam

    On April 21, 2023, a person who lost over $1.5K to a cryptocurrency Facebook scam posted another complaint on the BBB.

    A woman contacted the person on Facebook, offering a Bitcoin investment opportunity. The person agreed to invest $50 for a promised return of $2,000. After they sent the money, someone informed them of a $200 fee required to receive the funds. Despite paying the fee, they did not receive the promised funds. The woman keeps texting, urging them to send more money, using religious references to convince them. The person suspects this might be a scam or an attempt to steal their money.

    The complainer provided the following details regarding the scammer:

    • Location: Euclid, Ohio, USA
    • Business name: Bitcoin from Dayshunna Tamara Hearn Facebook Message

    On June 10, 2023, an Ohio, USA person who reported losing $20,000 filed a complaint with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) about this cryptocurrency scam:

    Jessica claimed to be a professional cryptocurrency miner on Facebook. I invested, only to be met with fee after fee. In the end, I was left high and dry, with no resolution for my funds, which were estimated at $167,000 or more.

    Facebook Marketplace Scams

    Some common scams on Facebook Marketplace include:

    • Fake payment receipts: Scammers provide fake payment confirmations to trick sellers into shipping items without receiving actual payment.
    • Overpayment by a buyer: Scammers overpay sellers, asking for a refund but using fraudulent checks or stolen credit cards.
    • Asking for confirmation codes: Scammers request verification codes to gain access to personal accounts and information.
    • Bait and switch: Sellers advertise a popular item, but when inquired, they suggest a different, less desirable item.
    • Asking for car deposits: Scammers ask for upfront deposits for car purchases, then provide false addresses and disappear.
    • Moving conversations out of Facebook: Sellers insist on communicating outside the platform to avoid official chat records.
    • Mouth-watering giveaways: Fake giveaways collect personal data under the guise of offering free items.
    • Mailing items: Sellers never ship items after receiving payment, providing fake courier receipts to deceive buyers.
    • Defective or counterfeit gadgets and electronic items: Sellers offer fake or low-quality products at attractive prices.
    • Fake rental posting: Scammers post fake rental properties, asking for advance payments or deposits.
    • Advance payment requests: Scammers ask for advance payments for high-demand items, intending never to ship the product.
    • Requesting unnecessary charges: Sellers ask for additional fees or insurance beyond the product’s price and shipping costs.

    For example, in May 2023, it was reported that an Oklahoma family fell victim to a scam on Facebook Marketplace while searching for a new home. They found a listing for a house in Harrah but later discovered that the texts they received were from a scammer. The scammer requested payment in iTunes gift cards and continued to demand more money.

    On May 30, 2023, a person from Massachusetts, USA sent the following complaint to one of our partners:

    I purchased a car on Facebook Marketplace, and they asked me to pay using eBay gift cards. I paid for the car, but then they requested additional money for insurance before shipping. Later, they asked for money for border taxes, claiming that all these expenses would be refunded upon delivery. This interaction supposedly took place through eBay’s online service.

    It is uncommon and suspicious for legitimate sellers to request payment through gift cards, especially from a different platform like eBay. Also, scammers may falsely claim to be associated with reputable platforms like eBay to appear more credible, but legitimate transactions on Facebook Marketplace should not involve eBay’s services.

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    Moreover, legitimate sellers typically include all necessary expenses in the initial transaction and do not request additional payments after the purchase.

    Finally, scammers often use the tactic of promising refunds to deceive victims into paying additional fees. In reality, these refunds rarely materialize.

    Impersonating Official Facebook Pages Scams

    Hackers have taken over verified Facebook pages and posed as official accounts representing Meta and Google. The hacked pages displayed the blue verification badge and ran scam ads, directing users to fake Google or Facebook URLs. Users were prompted to download malicious files containing malware. The hacked pages had millions of followers and were approved to run ads on Facebook. The Oklahoma County Sheriff mentioned the difficulty of tracking scammers in such cases. The hacked pages have since been removed from the platform.

    Also, in May 2023, hackers took over verified Facebook pages and posed as official accounts representing Meta and Google. The hacked pages displayed the blue verification badge and ran scam ads, directing users to fake Google or Facebook URLs. The scammers prompted users to download malicious files containing malware. The hacked pages had millions of followers and Facebook approved them to run ads.

    Missing Children & Lost Pets Scams

    The Better Business Bureau has warned about sharing specific Facebook posts that appear to be about missing children or lost pets. Scammers are hijacking these posts and changing them to promote deceptive rental ads or survey links that guarantee cash prizes.

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    When users share these posts, they expose their friends to scams and put their personal information at risk of compromise.

    Scammers use our trust in our friends’ recommendations and emotional content to catch our attention.

    Bristol Bay Seafood Facebook Scam

    The Bristol Bay Seafood Facebook Scam involves scammers running ads promoting frozen wild colossal red king crab legs on Facebook. These posts have gained significant engagement and appear convincing at first glance.

    Be cautious when clicking the “Shop Now” button, as it may redirect you to a fraudulent online clothing store called keeprake.com, a known scam site.

    Additionally, it’s important to know that multiple Facebook pages are named “Bristol Bay Seafood,” and both operate as scams. Keep an eye out for red flags, including recently created pages, repetitive comments from bots, and the scam shopping site being registered only recently.

    Tragic Event Facebook Scams

    A Facebook scam is circulating that preys on users’ emotions by using a tragic event as bait. The scam involves receiving a message from a hacked “friend” on Facebook informing you about someone’s death in an accident and urging you to click on a link.

    Clicking on the link redirects you to another Facebook page where you will be prompted to log in, potentially compromising your login credentials and putting your account at risk.

    How to prevent falling victim to Facebook Scams?

    To prevent falling victim to a Facebook scam, here are some essential steps you can take:

    1. Be cautious of suspicious messages and requests: Be wary of unsolicited messages, friend requests, or offers that seem too good to be true. Scammers often use enticing offers or urgent requests to manipulate victims. Avoid clicking on unfamiliar links or downloading files from unknown sources.
    2. Verify the identity of users: Before accepting friend requests or engaging in transactions with other Facebook users, verify their identity. Look for mutual friends, check their profiles for authenticity, and be cautious of accounts with limited activity or suspicious details.
    3. Protect your personal information: Avoid sharing sensitive personal information, such as your address, phone number, or financial details, on Facebook. Be mindful of the information you make publicly visible on your profile and adjust privacy settings accordingly.
    4. Stay updated on privacy settings: Regularly review and adjust your Facebook privacy settings to control who can see your posts, personal information, and contact details. Limit the visibility of your profile to trusted friends and avoid sharing personal information publicly.
    5. Educate yourself about common scams: Stay informed about the latest scams and tactics scammers use on Facebook by subscribing to ReportYourScam.com. Be aware of common warning signs, such as requests for money, fake charity appeals, or phishing attempts, and know how to identify and avoid them.
    6. Use secure payment methods: If you engage in transactions on Facebook Marketplace or other buying/selling groups, use safe payment methods that offer buyer protection, such as PayPal or Facebook’s payment system. Avoid wire transfers or sending money to unknown individuals.

    What to do if you are a victim of a Facebook Scam

    If you have fallen victim to a Facebook scam, here are steps you can take to address the situation and mitigate any potential damage:

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    1. Document the evidence: Take screenshots or save any relevant conversations, posts, or transactions related to the scam. This evidence may be helpful when reporting the incident.
    2. Report the scam: Use Facebook’s reporting feature to report the scammer and provide detailed information about the incident. Facebook has a dedicated reporting system for scams and fraudulent activities.
    3. Block the scammer: Prevent further communication with the scammer by blocking their account. This will help protect you from future attempts or harassment.
    4. Notify Facebook friends: Inform your friends and contacts about the scam, primarily if the scammer has accessed your account and sent messages to your contacts. Warn them not to engage with any suspicious messages or requests.
    5. Change your passwords: Update your Facebook password immediately and the passwords for any other accounts associated with the compromised account. Use strong, unique passwords for each account.
    6. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA): Add an extra layer of security to your Facebook account by enabling 2FA. Enabling two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your Facebook account, reducing the risk of unauthorized access, even in the event of a compromised password.
    7. Monitor your accounts: Monitor your financial accounts, credit cards, and other online accounts for suspicious activity. If you notice any unauthorized transactions or changes, report them to the respective service provider.
    8. Report to authorities: If you have suffered financial loss or believe the scam involves illegal activities, consider reporting the incident to your local law enforcement agency or a cybercrime reporting organization.

    Facebook Scams Warning from Facebook

    The Facebook Help Center provides valuable guidance on maintaining safety and security while using the platform. We strongly encourage users to report scams, as Facebook takes immediate action against deceptive or fraudulent content.

    To avoid falling victim to scams, we encourage users to take the following precautions:

    • be cautious of suspicious messages
    • verify the identity of users
    • protect personal information
    • and use strong, unique passwords

    Additional tips include

    • being careful of suspicious links
    • not sharing sensitive information
    • enabling two-factor authentication
    • and using trusted antivirus software.

    Common scams to watch out for include:

    1. Investment scams: Promising unrealistic monetary benefits in exchange for money but disappearing with the payment.
    2. Romance scams: Sending romantic messages to gain trust and then asking for money or personal information.
    3. Job scams: Using misleading job postings to gather personal information or upfront payments.
    4. Lottery scams: Impersonating someone or a legitimate organization to claim you’ve won a lottery but asking for personal information or fees.
    5. Loan scams: Offering instant loans at low interest rates but requesting more money or disappearing after the initial payment.
    6. Donation scams: Pretending to represent charities or religious figures to solicit donations.
    7. Inheritance scams: Claiming to be a lawyer or representative and requesting personal information for an inheritance.
    8. Commerce scams: Selling goods and services at unbelievable prices, convincing users to move conversations to other channels, and then not delivering the goods.
    9. Paid subscription services: Promising lifetime access to subscription services for a one-time payment but failing to provide the product.

    Complaints We Received

    On September 18, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $220:

    Sarah Corder, Tony O’Dwyer, Julianna Eslinger, and Ken Burns scammed me out of my money on Messenger and hacked into my Facebook. They promised that if I sent money, they would send back $2,500. I was scammed through my CashApp, PayPal, and Zelle via my bank. Thank you, Kimberly Drury. This incident occurred on September 14, 2023. I have copies of their messages, but currently, I’m focused on restoring my Facebook account.

    On September 20, 2023, we received two complaints:

    This incident began on Facebook. An individual is impersonating me using my email address, claiming to be me, and attempting to convince people to pay a certain amount of money with the promise of receiving larger sums from other people’s accounts. They possess a photo of my ID and a video of me, leading many friends on my Facebook page to believe the imposter is actually me, and as a result, some are falling for this scam.

    I have contacted Facebook multiple times, seeking to have the fake account removed. A person I know was defrauded of $500 because of this. The scammer also posts content on the fake Facebook account to further their deception. I am uncertain about the number of victims or the total amount people have been scammed out of. However, I do have a name and email address that I suspect belong to the perpetrator. This matter must be looked into immediately, as individuals are at risk of having their bank accounts compromised.

    And the second complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $900:

    An individual has hacked my Facebook account and is impersonating me. They have attempted to sell items on Facebook Marketplace and have accessed at least three of my credit cards to make unauthorized purchases. I have a photo of the person who was attempting to sell furniture under my name on Facebook. I’ve already contacted my bank and managed to halt two of the three transactions, but one is still pending. What should I do next?

    On September 21, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who was scammed for $90:

    There was an ad on Marketplace for clearance items. I purchased two cupboards for $49.99 each. One had a phone number listed as 570-718-1186, and the second one had 520-203-7126. I called both numbers. For the first one, there was a message stating the number wasn’t working. For the second, a lady answered and told me to call my bank, mentioning they hadn’t sold anything and had received numerous calls about it. I have a snapshot of the ad in my photos. They are still advertising on Martinsville, VA, Facebook Marketplace.

    On September 22, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who was scammed for $671:

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    A person just scammed me while trying to rent an apartment in Passaic, NJ. I have their phone number, email address, and Facebook Marketplace profile.

    On September 23, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who was scammed for $2500:

    I thought the Facebook page belonged to Zak Bagans, but it was fake. Someone was pretending to be him, and I got scammed into giving them Apple gift cards between March and September 2023. The scam occurred through a Bitcoin ATM, which led to my bank being hacked. I need assistance locating the person responsible, as they have access to my email, Social Security Number, driver’s license, and bank information.

    On September 24, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $2200:

    I was scammed while attempting to purchase a teacup on Facebook. After I paid, they informed me that I wouldn’t receive a refund unless I paid additional fees.

    September 26, 2023

    We received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $800:

    I am currently selling an item on Facebook Marketplace for $700. A buyer messaged me expressing his interest and inquired if he could pay me via Venmo and pick up the item when he would be back in town later in the week. I agreed and provided my Venmo details, and he subsequently requested my email, explaining that Venmo was asking for it, presumably for verification purposes.

    Shortly after, I received an email that appeared to be from Venmo, and the buyer messaged me to inform me that he had transferred the money. I assumed the email was a confirmation of the transaction. However, it stated that my account needed to be upgraded to a business account to release the funds since the payment was made as a business transaction. It directed me to request another $300 from the buyer, refund it immediately, and the original amount would be released. It seemed logical then, and I proceeded (my first mistake).

    Subsequently, another email arrived stating a “Business Certificate Fee” of $500 was required (refundable upon release of funds). I, rather naively, obliged, dividing it into two transactions of $200 and $300 due to processing issues.

    The final communication claimed another $600 was needed for a “Tax Insurance Fee” to release all the accrued money. This raised my suspicions. I scrutinized all interactions and confronted the buyer, who denied fraudulent activity. I played along, seeking to understand if there was any remedy available. I contacted the counterfeit Venmo, asserting I didn’t have $600, and wished to cancel all transactions and receive a refund. I avoided acknowledging my suspicion of a scam.

    I wanted to secure my cards and accounts before any more damage occurred, unsure of what information they already had acquired. They responded that cancellation was impossible as the money was used to upgrade the account. I argued, citing their assurance of full reimbursement. Receiving another evasion, I delayed, stating I needed time until lunch to arrange funds, aiming to buy time and seek help. I’ve disputed the transactions with my bank and provided all relevant communications. However, Venmo has declined to intervene.

    October 2023

    On October 1, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported losing over $1000:

    I bought wheels and tires from a group on Facebook Marketplace and, regrettably, fell victim to a scam, losing my money. The scammer used multiple accounts across payment platforms such as Venmo, PayPal, and Zelle. I have information like phone numbers, email accounts, and a WhatsApp contact number linked to them. Additionally, they’ve set up a counterfeit shipping website. I aim to gather more information about this fraudulent scheme to shut down the associated websites and accounts.

    On October 2, 2023, we received the following complaint:

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    A man named Frank Brando contacted me on Facebook, attempting to persuade me to invest. He sent the typical scam-like messages one would expect. Claiming “guaranteed gains” was an immediate red flag!

    On October 12, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $900 on Facebook:

    A person messaged me on Facebook, claiming they needed my information to restore my account. They took my social security number, driver’s license ID, and credit card number.

    On October 14, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $400:

    My friend, who I’ve known forever, is someone I’m starting to doubt. I think he may have been hacked on Facebook, I don’t know. I was devastated. He told me to invest in this “hot coin” on Cash App. He took pictures and showed me step-by-step how to do it. I’m really bad with stuff like that. I was desperate and trusted him. I invested 400 in bitcoins. He told me to sell it to this guy from Cash App, promising my investment would double in minutes. Unfortunately, he took all of it, and I never made anything. Then, he sent me a message asking for 500 more, claiming I needed to get my money back. He manipulated the images on my Cash App, making it seem like there were 4000 pending in my account and that I needed 500 more to access it. This situation has caused me more emotional damage than I ever thought possible.

    On October 24, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $2500:

    Facebook messaging said I won 10 million and provided a telephone number: 315-308-0159.

    On October 28, 2023, we received the following complaint:

    I purchased an Oculus Quest 2 from a seller named Gso on Facebook Marketplace. After making the payment, I waited for a month before reaching out to him for an update. I asked for a tracking number or a receipt for the Oculus, but unfortunately, he blocked me immediately after my inquiry.

    On October 29, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $3000:

    I was contacted on Facebook by someone claiming to be General Austin Scott Miller. The person shared that he is currently stationed in Iraq and mentioned details about his personal life, such as the passing of his wife in a car accident and information about his children. I initially believed his story, and as a result, I sent him various forms of financial assistance, including $2000.00 in cash, as well as Google and Apple Cards amounting to approximately $800.00. He is now requesting additional funds, including money for plane tickets amounting to $6000.00, claiming it is necessary to facilitate his return home. Given these circumstances, I have grown increasingly suspicious and uncertain about the truth of his identity and intentions. I need to verify whether this individual is genuinely who he claims to be or if, unfortunately, I have become a victim of a scam.

    November 2023

    Here’s a report of a Facebook scam we received that can also be classified as an advance-fee scam:

    Linda Turner on Facebook claimed that I could start investing with $500. She then stated that to receive my profits, I needed to send her $1,200 in Bitcoin to cover the withdrawal fee. A month later, I was told to pay an additional $880 for what she referred to as an OTP fee, assuring me that I would receive my money immediately after. Having fallen for the scam, I sent her the $880, after which she pretended to initiate the withdrawal process, which never actually occurred. Subsequently, she demanded a further $50 for the immediate withdrawal of my profits. At that point, I refused, realizing I had been thoroughly deceived.

    Here’s a cautionary account of an individual who fell victim to a Facebook scam, involving someone named Chris Palmer who deceitfully opened a bank account in their name and orchestrated a fraudulent check scheme:

    I was speaking with someone who seemed legitimate. They had a Facebook account and went by the name Chris Palmer. Surprisingly, they opened a bank account in my name, and I don’t understand how they managed to do it. They asked me to write two checks, each for $10,000, and deposit them, which I did. I thought that if the checks were bogus, my bank would not let them go through, so I assumed I would be safe. After the checks were deposited, I withdrew the cash and sent it to him via Bitcoin, as he was overseas. However, my bank later approved the checks and is now saying they are fraudulent. What should I do? I don’t have $20,000 to cover this.

    Another user has shared their unfortunate experience with an online purchase, highlighting the need for vigilance when shopping on social media platforms. Here’s their story:

    I saw an ad on Facebook for Christmas trees called ‘Balm Hill’ with trees on sale. I picked one and paid with my bank card. They said it would be delivered in 1 to 3 days, but I didn’t receive it. So, I tried to call the number, but it won’t go through. The number is 845-822-5382, and the address is 37 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013.

    On November 19, 2023, we received the following complaint from a person who reported being scammed for $54K:

    Imposters created fake profiles on Facebook, pretending to be Mr. Elon Musk, Robert Downey Jr., and Johnny Depp. They offered support, with ‘Mr. Musk’ sending me links to enroll in Cybersecurity Certification Home Training modules. Then, today, ‘Mr. Elon Musk’ asked me for personal ID information, claiming he needed it to deliver a brand new Tesla automobile plus $20,000, which I had supposedly been chosen to receive. He also instructed me to go to Walmart and purchase a $100 Apple Gift Card to unlock whatever FedEx was supposed to deliver today. When I suggested calling local law authorities to inquire about all this, I stopped receiving messages from him on Facebook. A similar scenario occurred about four months ago, costing me $4,500. I was promised next-day delivery of $20,000 by FedEx. The supposed winnings were held at customs, and they continuously harassed me for more fees. Facebook issued claim forms to all affected by ‘Agent Steve,’ who represented Publishers Clearing House. To date, we haven’t received a single cent. Despite filing a police report three times, the Attorney General’s Office could not locate it.

    On November 20, 2023, we received the following complaint:

    I was browsing Facebook on pages related to comedian Matt Rife. One of the posts asked what I would do with $5,000. I responded that I would buy Christmas presents. Subsequently, I received a request asking me to send $20 via CashApp.

    Bottom Line

    It is crucial to stay alert and informed about the various Facebook scams prevalent today.

    By being careful of suspicious messages, actively verifying user identities, effectively protecting personal information, and consistently using strong passwords, users can significantly reduce their risk of falling victim to scams. Additionally, staying updated on the latest scams and being vigilant in online interactions can enhance safety.

    However, if you become a victim, you must report the incident to Facebook and promptly take the necessary steps to protect yourself. By reporting the scam to Facebook, you contribute to their efforts in fighting fraudulent activities and protecting other users. Additionally, take immediate action to secure your account, such as changing passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and monitoring your financial accounts for unauthorized activity. Remember, swift action can help mitigate the potential damage caused by the scam and prevent further harm.

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