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How To Identify And Get Rid Of Scammers On Facebook

Scamming is a common activity which not only work through Facebook which is the Giant Social Networking Site but too in emails, websites, blogs and many others ways. What happens is that the Scammer will fake his or her identity, gets the right contact details of the target person and will try their best and possible way to establish a connection and within a few days, its when one will get to know that he or she was scammed after either losing big amounts of money or being a subject of identity theft and which I am sure you know what follows.

For the past weeks, it looks like I was targeted but since I knew something already with regard on how scammers operate, I was have been lucky and still that I haven’t fallen for them just like what their target might have been. In this post, I will share with you what exactly happened to me so that you can be able to use the same experience yourself when it comes to detecting a possible scammer in his or her attempts to do do his work, and below are some of the Scam messages which scammers use to get started on some one.

Message One
Hello, My name is Miss Susana Yake, I am an Africa girl, I read your profile today at it was so good to me. I feel you are the only one missing in my entered life so i decided to stop on it and let you know that i am interested to be a friend first. I also believe that coming to you will be a probability of meeting that very thing that has been lacking in my entered life. Please contact me at my email address (susanayake_a2@ya­hoo.com)I am a girl with respect and responsible,i respect people also and believe if you contact me,i will give you a full introduction of my self okay. i hope to hear from you soon. Remember, all the darkness in the world, can-not put out the light of a single candle as long as the light of love shines bright in your heart, and (Remember the distance or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life cares for my future love. (susanayake_a2@ya­hoo.com)

Message Two
I love your profile am Miss rejoice,please contact me backhere is my private E-mail .for you to know more about me. thanks (rejoice_20colly@yahoo.com) your new friend rejoice>>Remain Blessed.

Message Three
Hello Dear How are you doing today, I am Miss Blessing i want us to be friends, please contact me at (blessingandrew05 at ya­hoo.com) please mail me there is something important i want to share with you, and will really appreciate your friendship, hope to hear from you soon thanks from Miss Blessing.PLEASE WRITE DIRECT TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS (blessingandrew05 at ya­hoo.com) BECAUSE THERE IS NO SECRET HERE IN FACE BOOK.

Message Four
Hello dear,My name is Talia i saw your profile today and i love it also i became interested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email directly to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address (misstaliabem­ba@yahoo.co.uk) i believe we can move from here.my love distance or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life.i waiting to receive your lovely reply soon,Yours Lovetalia

Message Five
Hello dear my name is peace i am interested in your profile plz reply to my email (peaceobeki@yahoo.co.uk)so that i will send you my pic urs peace.

Message Six
HI, (missmarytanba@yahoo.com)
Call me maryan not yet married,after going through your profile today at FB.com i picked interest on making friendship with you,what do you say?,if you are interested, kindly contact me on my private e-mail address here (missmarytanba@yahoo.com), so that we will get to know our selves very well.
there is no need of replying on the website,Try and reply direct to my ID (missmarytanba @ yahoo.com ) so that I can give you my pictures and more about me. expecting to read your reply soonest,
Thank you for your understanding.
maryan.

Message Seven

Greetings,
glory or Bessie Beddeis my name
How are you today,hope you are fine and in good health.
I was impressed when i came across your profile,so i decided to write you for a HEART2HEART discussion
after my random and intensive search for truelove and family friendship, an honest person who understands the meaning of love.which i esteemed of getting such in you. please
if you don’t mind,write me directly with this mail ID, (glorybedie62@yah­oo.com)i will send you my photo
i believe we can move from there!
I await your reply soon.
(glorybedie62@yah­oo.com)

Message Eight

Hello My dear.
How are you doing today and how is everything over there together with your health? i hope that you are in good condition of health, i want to use this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Miss Sonia . i saw you profile today and i become interesting on you, so i will like you to contact me direct with my contact email address (soniaevra15@yahoo.c­om) so that i will show you my photo and also tell you everything about myself and i will also like to know more about you. thanks for your understand and i will be hoping to hear from you soon.
Yours Sonia.
(soniaevra15@yahoo.c­om)

When you take a look at all the message above, you can see that they are almost identical but from different users. When I tried to respond as a test trial on one of them, below is what they responded to me.

Thank you for responding and am happy that you are accepting me as your friend. In my last email, I told you that Facebook is not safe and can you please email me or send me you email address as a reply? Blessed.

Now you can see how she was not interested as a social friend by rather, one who wanted my email address so that she could get started with all the fake info about her. What I did next was to create a one use free email address using a custom domain name – the .tk version and sent her the email. Check how she responded.
So great.

Now that I have your email address, we can talk. But one question is that I don’t trust this email address since they are not permanent. But its okay. Here is my story..I am an orphan living in a camp… My father was a rich man who died in a plane crush.. He left $7,000,000 in one US bank account…. I want to help me act as a beneficiary since my late father left no will….

And many more others words which are the same similar messages sent by Scammers from anywhere they base.

My Next MoveWent to tk site and deleted the entire site and all of its emails. The next day, the profile on Facebook is no where..

If you are one of those who have been receiving such messages, just know that you are on their list and that you are being scammed.

How To Protect Yourself From Scammers On Facebook

1. Only accept messages from those people who are your friends already.

2. Don’t use your real email address on Facebook and if you use it, then change the privacy to hidden.

3. Accept friend requests from only those whom you know other than strangers.

4. Never provide your phone number to any new friend and those whom you don’t trust.

5. Never share your exact information for example your contact addresses to strangers.

6. Don’t accept any offers and private email talk requests apart from Facebook only.

7. Report any suspicious users on Facebook.

8. Ignore their demands and simply mark their messages as Spam.

And many others secured ways.

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8 Responses to "How To Identify And Get Rid Of Scammers On Facebook"

  1. solon d godhood says:

    Thanks for ur help nd awareness catalog,iam really helped by it,because d same bastard called peace with email peaceobeseki@yahoo.com has used two address in attempts to dupe me,thanks once again.

  2. Perezi says:

    Thank you for the highlight. Below is one of the messages I got.

    Stella Desse
    Hello my dear how are you,
    My name is Miss Stella i am a girl single, my
    email address is (
    stella4udesmond@yahoo.in )i would like you
    to contact me through my mail so i can tell
    you more of me and also send my picture
    for yours, its so amazing to saw you
    through
    my search in my profiles. You would reply
    for me in my mail address here
    at. stella4udesmond@yahoo.in
    Yours New Friend.
    Miss Stella .

  3. Ken says:

    I just got this message below and I think its another scam.

    Ematter Matter
    Hello My Dear,( matterbashan@outlook.com)
    I saw your profile i pick interest on it and if
    you don’t mind i will like you to write me at
    my email address
    ( matterbashan@outlook.com) please i don’t
    have much time on face book due to some
    personal reasons please try contact me
    through my email, am waiting to read from
    you because i have very important issue to
    discuss with you . In my reply i will send
    you another of my picture
    Please try write me direct to my email
    address so that i can be able to responds
    back to you or you can give me your own
    email so that i will replied you direct to
    your email address you give me my e-mail
    ( matterbashan@outlook.com) regards from
    Miss matter

  4. Eric says:

    Scam is common on Facebook. There is one Tita Rosita in names of Doris and email doriswilliams512@hotmail.com trying me on Facebook. I wonder why. Thank you so much.

  5. Edward says:

    Dina Wolfe
    Hello Dear
    How are you doing? am Miss Dina Edward,
    i visited your lovely profile and am
    interested to know more about you. I
    believe knowing each other will help us in
    future communications, please kindly write
    me back directly to my private email
    address for you to know more about me
    and as well have my pictures Here is my e-
    mail address below…
    ( dinaedward@live.com )
    Remained Blessed
    Dina

  6. Dickson says:

    She is on me but he is a man. Gosh! Grace Jean Hi, My name is Miss. Grace, I really like your profile and i will like you to contact me with
    my emai ( gracejeanjean@hotmail.com ) so
    that i can tell you more about myself and I can give you my picture for us to know ourselves better. Please don’t contact me here because i may not use Facebook for a very long time. I will be waiting for your mail because i don’t always log in to Facebook as told you. Grace

  7. Cabdimajiid ahmed says:

    Thanks
    I just got this message below

    I am Talia, a female,
    Is my pleasure to contact you for us to be closer friends and know more about each other and share life experiences, knowledge and culture and religion together.
    Contact me at my confidential email for more conversation then i will send more of my photos personally to you with more details about me.
    This is my email ( taliabemba@yahoo.com )

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