How To Report A Facebook Page As Scam

How To Report A Facebook Page As Scam

Claudia Sheridan Facebook, Video

I admit it, this morning I was scanning my Facebook Newsfeed and I was blinded by the glistening jewels on a very gorgeous Tiffany & Co. Ring and the opportunity to call it my very own. All I had to do was comment, share and like their page. I have just as good a chance as any to win, right? So I commented, shared and liked their page. Then it hit me.

Why would a company like Tiffany & Co. Need to give away something like that to get more likes? I mean, there are plenty of women dreaming of a blue little box with a white ribbon on it who spend hours picking out the perfect ring for their fairytale ending. So I did a little digging.
I turns out that the Facebook page is a scam. Let me repeat, IT IS A SCAM! And, like the little girl who is just dreaming of her fairytale, I fell for it. Sadly, this isn’t the only scam on Facebook.

How To Report A Facebook Page As Scam

How do you know when Facebook Page is a scam?

If the page is a really good one, it may be difficult to tell at first. But there are a few things you can do to make sure a page is legit.

1. Look for the little blue check Facebook verifiednext to the pages name.

Facebook has gone through an verified profiles of celebrities, public figures, global brands and business and certain media. They’ve made sure that those pages are actually who they say they are. With that said, however, there are still many pages that are not verified. Facebook’s verification is based on status and influence, so think Ashton Kutcher (over 17.7M likes), Disney (50M likes), and The White House (4.5M likes). Facebook does take requests to have a page verified, but it really is based on influence and most pages, profiles and local businesses aren’t eligible for verification.

 

Fake Page Real Page
Tiffany & Co Facebook Scam  Real Tiffany & Co. Page

 2. Look for links linking the post or the Facebook business page to the profiles official website. If it’s a scam, chances are that they’ll be linking elsewhere.

 

Fake Page Real Page
 Real Page links to their own pages

3. Look at the About section and make sure that it’s complete. Large companies aren’t Facebook virgins. They often have a team of people managing their social media presence and most assuredly, if the about section isn’t complete, somebody will be answering to upper management. Most scam pages will have you ask them for information.

Fake Page Real Page
Facebook About Section Not Complete  Facebook About Section Complete

What should you do if you’ve clicked, liked and shared a scam?

Breathe, you’re not alone. However, there are three things you can do to stop helping these scammers.
1. Go to the Facebook page and report it is a scam. It’s really easy to do, so I made you a quick video on the process.

2. Do not share or like their post. Scammers prey on those that will do their work for them, so by not sharing or liking their page, you’re doing your part in stopping the cycle.

3. Do not respond to them if they contact you. Often times scammers will reach out to their page followers to engage in further scams. If they ask you for personal information, please do not give it to them.

Scamming is not a new concept, in fact it’s been around since the moment some scheming person realized that people want to believe in the good of others. My Mother always told me that if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. So if it’s too good to be true, just do a little research first to protect yourself.