Email used to be the delivery method for scams and malware. People are now good at detecting scams in the email arena which we can say is a piece of good news. The bad news is many digital scammers have recycled and updated their digital scams when they followed the masses to Facebook.
Facebook Messenger is a fantastic way to keep up with family and friends, but it can also be a method for scammers to defraud you, so be aware. Lots of Facebook scams are in circulation these days from Facebook marketplace scams, Account cloning, Friends of Friend/Relative scams and many more.
Facebook group scam takes different form but the basics of it is being in the same group with a scammer. An account might message you, using the fact that you are both in the same group as a basis for familiarity, he or she might tell you a grant or government assist funds they just received urging you to also apply. If you agreed you will be sent a link to a corrupt website asking for your personal information. After applying with your details you will be messaged telling you have qualified for the grant but you will have to pay an application fee to receive your funds, the application fee is usually so small in proportion to the grant amount if the grant is $80,000 the application fee might be $1,200. Apart from the fact that you will be scammed of your money, your identity will also be stolen since you have used submitted it to a corrupt site.
How to recover your funds
Recovering your funds alone can be a real hassle, depending on which method you were scammed with and how you paid the scammer. The first thing you can do as a victim of a scam on Facebook is to report the account on the platform so Facebook can take down the account so other users won’t fall victim.
If you have other means of contacting the scammer aside from their Facebook account, threaten them to return your money or you will report them to the authorities. This is likely to yield no result but if you are lucky enough and your threat is followed by action you might be able to recover your funds.
But you can’t bank your fund recovery on luck, you have to take actions that will have a real impact on your fund recovery. Your best shot is to hire a fund recovery expert in the form of a hacker to recover your fund. A fund recovery expert will be able to trace the scammer with the information given to them. A hacker working as a fund recovery expert has lots of methods he or she can deploy to make sure your funds are recovered. A hacker sometimes can go as far as releasing Ransomware on the scammer site or dig up information about them to use toward the recovery of the funds.
Go to Recovery Pro today to hire a fund recovery expert to assist you in recovering your funds from any type of scam you might have encountered on Facebook and other social platforms. Recovery Pro has lots of professional hackers that work as recovery experts, that you can easily hire. With over a thousand funds successfully recovered, Recovery Pro can be trusted to successfully recover your funds.
Playing defence against Facebook scams
- Never accept a friend request from someone you don’t know or someone with a suspicious Facebook profile.
- When you receive a suspicious message through the Facebook messenger from someone that is your friend, maybe requesting money that they are in an emergency situation, contact this so-called friend outside of Facebook to confirm if they were the one that sent you the message.
- If the message is from a fake account block the person immediately and report the account to Facebook.
- Use common sense, it is not possible to pay for a “free” grant, if you have to pay for a grant then it is a scam. And it’s not just grants; similar scams involve fake lotteries, loans, and requests for charitable donations.
- Be wary of attachments, whether they are sent over Facebook Messenger or in an email or text. They may contain malware (malicious software). Be equally as cautious with links to a website. If you accidentally fall for it and land on a page that is supposed to look like Facebook – it may have a similar blue logo and familiar layout – you’ll see the URL will be different.
- Change your password regularly. Often. Many of us are peccant of not regularly changing passwords or using the same password for most or all online activity. While it’s less convenient, also enable two-factor authentication, where you’ll not only need a password to log into Facebook but a one-time code sent to your mobile device, as well, to confirm it’s you.