Reverend/Pastor Fake Account

How the scam works:

Some of the most influential people in the world are reverends and pastors. There is no surprise that they could sometimes have hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, depending on the size of their congregation and community.

There is an inherent trust in these men and women of God, and it has opened a door for scammers to take full advantage of this position of authority and trust for their own greed. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Fake Pastor Facebook Page scam exposed:

Fake Pastor Facebook Page Video

Pastors, especially high profile pastors and ones with large congregations are the targets of this fake profile scam. Scammers use information from the pastors' real Facebook page and create a phony, practically identical page, sending friend requests to all the people on the actual page's Friends list.

After posting a few interesting things on their wall, to create a sense of authenticity and get more trust – they solicit donations for missions work and other charities for which the church legitimately collects tithes and donations. Of course, the money is only used to line the scammers' pockets.

United States, Australia, Canada, or Great Britain – it could happen anywhere. Some of the well-known victims were figures such as Rev. Adam Hamilton (photo below, his real page) from Kansas City — scammers duplicating his page and reaching out to over 10,000 people — and Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, from Hawaii, featured in the video above.

 

How to avoid the Reverend Facebook Page scam:

If you do receive a friend request from your church or minister – and you are already Facebook friends with this person – ask them in person, via email or over the telephone if they are legitimately friending you on another page.

Often you will discover that this page is a fake profile. Do not just send a private message to the person making the request; of course, the scammer is going to tell you they are the actual person!

Also, be aware that churches and other charitable organizations will only use their social media profiles to post church updates, news and positive, inspirational messages. The majority of their donations for missions are made to their official web pages or during special collections during services.

 

How to report the Reverend Facebook Page scam:

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 To Facebook Here

 

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