Look what I found in a Non-Profit’s Facebook messages! (see image)
BAD NEWS! This is clearly a scam.
3 BIG FLAGS!
- BAD GRAMMAR is always a big hint! Leaving out articles like “a” are common for foreigners trying to target Americans. Don’t overlook that as a typo.
- “NO ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED” Really? Not only are the fees ridiculously low (lower than Facebook fees), but isn’t it just too STRANGE they DON’T NEED your money up front?
- NOTICE they didn’t ask for your email address, they want your EMAIL ID with Facebook. That’s why they don’t need your money up front.
If you give them YOUR EMAIL ID, they could have access to your Facebook account. If you are using ads for your small business or non-profit, you have provided Facebook with a payment method. If you provide access to your Facebook account, you are risking your credit card information to scammers!!!
Bottom line, if it looks too good, too easy, it’s not usually legit.
(Note: I am on the board of this local non-profit and manage their Facebook Page)