Beware of Facebook Scammers


Tonight I had a conversation with a scammer on Facebook who tried to get my Facebook page Epic Inspirational Quotes by offering to buy it from me for $10,000 USD.

He seemed legitimate at first and but I grew suspicious when he kept insisted on me making him a manager and tried to played dumb when I insisted on using Escrow if we agree to the transaction.

The way his scam worked is by trying to get me to make him a manger of the page, at which point he said he was going to transfer me the money for the page.

If I actually had made him a manager he would have removed me as a page admin and never sent the money through.

Be careful with who you trust as a Page Managers since they have the power to remover all other admins from the page.

The lesson that served me well in this case is to insist on using Escrow for any large payments online.

Thankfully my Facebook account is secure and has never been hacked but some of my friends have not been so lucky.

A friend of mine had his Facebook account hacked and his page held for ransom!

To help you avoid sharing the same fate I wrote a blog post with 15 tips to help you keep your page secure.


Have you ever encountered a Facebook scammer? If so let us know in the comments below!

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Garin Kilpatrick is an Internet business developer and social media strategist. I also write about awesome marketing strategies at Marketing Strategy X.

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One Response to Beware of Facebook Scammers

  1. Sreejith A August 21, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Hi first of all thank you posting on this topic with great explanation. I Have searching long to find a good article on how to Prevent facebook hack and finally I got by answer with clear explanation Thanks a lot

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