Facebook Gold Membership Scam: How It Works
Scam artists claim to be Facebook representatives and advertise on social media that selected people – including you! – have attained 100% Gold Status Membership, meaning they qualify for exclusive membership benefits including extra security, awards, close contact with celebrity members, all of which is fake. The question is, how do you recognize if the account of the person chatting with you on Facebook is real or fake?
Watch the video below to see how you can easily identify if the profile contacting you on Facebook is a fake:
How To Identify Fake Profiles on Facebook Video
The content of the hoax message might be: “It’s official. Communication media. FACEBOOK has just published its price. fee of $? ($ 9.99), to become a member of ‘gold’ and keep your privacy as it is. If you paste this on your wall will be completely free. Otherwise, tomorrow all your documents can become public. Even those messages that you have deleted or photos that you have not authorized …… not cost you anything, copy and paste.”
Facebook Gold Membership Scam: How To Avoid
There is no such thing as Facebook Gold Membership status. What scammers are trying to do is deceive you into forwarding them money and personal information they can use to either steal your identity or empty your account.
The sure way to avoid this sort of scamming is to check things out before accepting or clicking on anything. Look for grammar mistakes. You can ask other members, ask Facebook and make sure you report it if it’s bogus. It doesn’t take long for this sort of scam to cause a whole lot of damage to people so the faster you act the better!
Facebook Gold Membership Scam: How To Report
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to Facebook using the link below:
Report Scammers To Facebook Here
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4 thoughts on “Facebook Gold Member Status”
A man recently contacted me on fb said his name was Salvador wheat halbert said he was a assistance lawyer from Chicago .
He said I was randomly selected from all the fb profiles to win 200 thousand $$$.
At the same time I was getting ins from who I thought was my friend in Hawaii. I was telling him about this man and he said it was true!
Turns out it wasn’t my friend I was talking to.
To make a long story short I ended up sending him a picture of my Dl in Illinois .
Afterwards I realized what had happened and changed my password on fb which I had already given him as well as general information , but not my ss number thank god!
He said he was representing the International Monetary Fund
Hopefully this will help someone else to avoid a scam
Crazy. I got one today!
I have a friend who clicked ok for facebook gold. how does he get rid of it?
I have a Facebook acc. and got this BS email saying I got approved for a "gold member" status. I looked at my boyfriend and said there’s no such thing. I laughed and erased the stupid email which was in my spam inbox. That alone tells me it obviously it was a scam. I don’t know how long this scam has been around, but I got it today September 14 2012.