Scammer be ware

Last Update: February 22, 2019

I have a supposed friend on Facebook trying to get me to fall for a scam. What the hell kind of friend is this? I just got scammed out of $1700, like I can afford another scam right now!! I need more friends like I have at WA, at least we look out for one another!! We don't want other member to be scammed like we were, with is going through people's minds these days?

I just want to live a normal peaceful life lol.

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CSavoie1 Premium
I’m so sorry this happened to you. I got laid off of my job as a pharmacist in August and then got scammed out of $6000 online in October, before I found Wealthy Affiliate, so I completely understand how you feel. I don’t know how some people can live with themselves doing this to innocent people.

I say expose them and make other people aware. And put the scammers out of business!

Best wishes to you,
Colleen 😊
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sfortson Premium
I actually personally know this guy, thought is was extra bad!!
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Barley1 Premium
Stacie,she's not much of a friend. Money is too hard to come by to be scammed. Wash your hands of her. Over the last five years, I have been scammed out of over $20,000 over this product or this program that didn't amount to anything or any successful business. Just watch out.

Danny
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sfortson Premium
Oh he is gone from my friends list, I have known this guy for over 20 years and can hardly believe he did this!!
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Barley1 Premium
When it comes to money you can never tell who your friends really are. Stay guarded and watch your wallet.

Danny
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sfortson Premium
Amen to that!!
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Barley1 Premium
Take care.
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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Stacie, I'm afraid that some people have no idea that what they are involved in is a scam. Maybe you guys could swap information with you looking at their scam and then showing them how great Wealthy Affiliate is. Just food for thought. I wish you all the best
Donnie
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sfortson Premium
I told him that if he wanted to make real honest money to come here, didn't even give him my affiliate link, just told him to come here for an honest dollar.
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BobMargroff Premium
Hi Stacie,

I recently got a Facebook Messenger friend request that "was not connected to a Facebook account". I accepted it not realizing that I already had a Messenger contact with this person already...so that caused me to have a little concern. Then I started getting PM's asking me if I knew of a grant program that could get me money that was "newly discovered" and earmarked just for me.

I was asked to check into it with a link..it was interesting and I sent the Facebook friend a PM in their "old" messenger account that was connected to her Facebook account...she told me that I was being scammed, which I had already suspected anyway, hence the reason for the PM to her.

I have since unfriended that "new friend". And from now on, if I get a friend request in Facebook Messenger that is "not connected to a Facebook account" I don't accept them.

You can never be too careful when it comes to Facebook.

I wish you the best!
Bob
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sfortson Premium
This same scam came through a guy I have been friends with for about 15 years on FB and personal friends for over 20 years, was super shocked!!
Have not unfriended him yet, but think I am going to have to.
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BobMargroff Premium
Maybe he just doesn’t know it’s a scam he is passing on to you. I would double check it like I did in my comment.

Lots of people don’t know scams from the real thing. I have since learned by being here.

It’s not a targeted training here, but we are being taught the information about how to build proper websites. Because of that training, we learn how to recognize the scams.

Something that most people don’t have the benefit of learning.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Stacie -- sorry to hear about that -- would you like to share with us a bit more about what the scam entailed or a better idea of what it was about so that we, as a community, can be more aware? ...

thanks kindly for sharing ... keep well ... all the best... :)
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Vickic3 Premium
good idea Keisha
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sfortson Premium
I will take screens hots from all contact from him in messenger and fromm whomever it was that was texting me as well, and post them in a response to you 🤗
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sfortson Premium
When he blocked me on messenger his side of the conversation was gone too, so I didn't take the screenshots. My responses only did not make much sense.
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