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:
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:
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