Scammers target Facebook buy and sell, and other groups for new victims!
A SCARS Insight
Facebook Groups Is Where They Find You!
There are, of course, many places where they find you but Facebook is a prime choice!
How Many Scammers Are In Your Facebook Groups?
If you belong to any type of a BUY & SELL or DEALS Group on Facebook you are an automatic target for scammers! However, most groups you have joined are probably full of scammers and the admins don’t even know!
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Scammers have profiled typical victims to be members of these and many other kinds of groups.
You will find them full of scammers targeting their members just like YOU!
Scammers know that the BUY & SELL and other affinity groups are easy hunting grounds because their members have a predisposition to being fooled – meaning you are looking for fantasies – the best product for almost nothing. Of course, some of these groups offer great value, but it does not change the scammer’s view of them.
What Can You Do?
Leave Them! Right Now!
You know you have been scammed or you would not be here. You need to know that once scammed you are susceptible to being scammed again. You must take extra effort to change your habits and behaviors to protect yourself and that means not being in places where scammers are.
It is not complicated. Avoid the places where scammers look for victims!
You also must make sure that you have done everything you can to lock up your private information and block strangers from contacting you.
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