Consumer Reports: Facebook Scams
First a Facebook Request from a high school buddy, then Michael Hansen says his friend messaged him asking if he collected he collected his stimulus money: $70 grand.
Claiming he saw Michael’s name on a list. The Friend said he too got money.
Michael texted the number his friend suggested, and learned that getting his $70,000 government check came with a $850-dollar delivery charge.
“That was a red flag,” said Hansen.
The then his phone rang claiming to be from Facebook and said he could help Michael, but he needed remote access to his computer.
Realizing that could just lead to his computer getting hacked, or malware getting installed, Michael said no.
The Better Business Bureau says most of us know by now scammers are cloning Facebook pages. Stealing people’s photos and family and friend’s list.