Facebook Scam - Make sure you dont become a scam victim!

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Scam #5 - "Facebook Scam"

This scam is similiar to the wiring money scam, other then it occurs on Facebook as that is a great place to make it appear as if they are your friend and are in trouble In this scam they are sending messages to Facebook or Myspace friends and they say they are in trouble. They have obtained a list of friends and are emailing each of them hoping someone falls for the scam. They will ask you to wire some money to them quickly. Just the same as the wiring money scam, don't fall for it. Again note that they want money "wired" to them. Wiring money means you should be on scam ALERT.

The bottom line is simple. You can avoid almost all these types of scams by using common sense. If you think you may be getting scammed, you probably are.
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Just follow 4 simple rules and you can avoid most scam attempts online:

  • If you get a check or money order over the internet, always confirm 4 to 5 days later by calling your bank to confirm any check or money order has "cleared" before sending any product. The bank will always tell you if it has cleared, wait for that.
  • Never wire money over the internet to someone ever. It doesn't matter what their excuse is, dont do it.
  • Don't open email attachments. This is how they spread viruses. Its easily faked, and easily can have embedded malware and viruses.
  • Never click website links in email. EVER. Use your bookmarks to go to bank websites, etc. (Email links are easily faked, so make it a rule!)

    If you need my help, you can also post a detailed explanation with the scam information here before you do anything. I review these posts often and will give you my opinion on your situation. Just make sure your post includes all details.

  • Please feel free to link directly to this webpage, as spreading this information will help all people avoid becoming a scam victim.