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|How to identify Scammers on Facebook and whatsapp. by Mrdecent(m): 9:47pm On Jul 05, 2019|
Scammers are now many on Facebook and whatsapp
Digital transformation has brought along the good, the bad, the beauty and the ugly in most sectors.
The worst hit of the ugly and the bad trend is in Nigeria, most especially in the e-commerce and online transactions.
Many people had lost hard earned money in a bid to transact with people online. You would be surprised the number of scammers that are 247 ready to scam unsuspecting people right now.
In the last few years, I have had so many encounters with a number of them and in all cases I have played along in such a way that I would get at least 2 bank account numbers from them to have their real names, then followed by rain of future prophecies on them.
It’s imperative for me to put up this write up, who knows, i could be saving some peoples’ hard earned money.
No matter what I put up here, we must be patient in all transactions and be sure in what we want to do. Also, inform a trusted person around. If you are not sure, try to be sure before paying for any transaction online.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Most of these scammers are in various WhatsApp group chats and Facebook groups, some are even your friends that you know, but with fake accounts and mobile numbers to dupe you and unsuspecting people.
Some pick their victims randomly too. They come with different gimmicks, some advertise non existing products, some, love scam and some , abroad goods , some want you to drop 10k and get 30k.
These guys are notoriously notorious, they don't fear curses, they believe they are cursed already so your curse is like blessing to them.
So, we need to watch it. No free food in London and no magic that doubles your money. Your money would definitely increase over the time when you are smart and hardworking.
DON’T GET SCAMMED ON WHATSAPP .
No matter what the deal is on WhatsApp, check out for these things before you trust anyone.
1- Fear any acclaimed entrepreneurs and business owners who maximize their private settings on WhatsApp .
Private settings like, No DP or suspicious DPs, No last seen etc.
If you are in business, why do you need to activate your privacy settings on your WhatsApp?
If you are not into business , you are excused but not for business owners that make use of whatsapp to negotiate deals.
2.-Ask for their Facebook name
If anyone should come to you on WhatsApp for business deals, just ask for his or her Facebook account. He would tell you instantly that he doesn’t have a Facebook account if he is a scammer.
Don’t do anything next than to just block the person without wasting time.
Detecting scammers On Facebook
There are some factors that are not applicable to scammers but there are red flag points you must not joke.
Before you transact with a stranger on Facebook ,check;
-Number of friends – if he has less than 500 friends or even 1k self, please check very well for these other factors.
-any Facebook account opened in the recent time(less than a year) is a red flag.
-account with water tight privacy should be double checked . Entrepreneurs are supposed to an open Facebook account with less privacy.
-How many pictures on his/ wall. Less than 50 pictures of himself and with others should be suspicious.
Run away from people with 5 pictures, they are scammers (big red flag)
-What is the level of interactions on his/her page? How many comments on his/her recent posts?
If you don’t see post that has at least 20 interactions please be careful.
-You must make sure you see someone that relates with such person in a very familiar way . Ensure you look at such people profile too to know if they are real. Note their names and other contacts down.
-Be afraid of white men with many or few Nigerian friends.
- don’t let them send you fake Facebook account. Ensure you ask them to interact with you in their inbox.
- ensure the name on the bank account correspond with the Facebook name.
- check their names on truecaller app, I make sure I update all scammers I came in contact with on that app. You can save others too with this trick.
-run from all "custom officers" that are into auctions.
- Scammers don’t like to waste time on their victims, they would always be calling you and be on your neck as if you are with their kidney. Be patient and think before any transaction online.
-don't just accept friend request, do a background check.
-be careful of links in your inbox from strangers.
However ,all these are not guarantee that you are free from scammers , even people that we know very well offline , who are family members scam us, how much more a total Stranger with 5k friends and 10k followers on facebook or any other social media platform for that matter .
We must not be carried away by least imagined offers and we must ensure due diligence based on background checks before we carryout transactions with strangers online.
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|Re: How to identify Scammers on Facebook and whatsapp. by marooh: 10:30pm On Jul 05, 2019|
Don't Click the anyhow Link.....
|Re: How to identify Scammers on Facebook and whatsapp. by Mrdecent(m): 8:05am On Jul 06, 2019|
|Re: How to identify Scammers on Facebook and whatsapp. by Oluwadamilare118(m): 8:49pm On Jan 12|
God richly bless you!
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