When we think of scams there is no limit to what types of scam we have to prepare ourselves for. Some scams will only financially hurt us a little but there are some internet scams that run deep.
The only way a scam can work is if the person who is the target is totally blindsided to what is going on. And this can happen to anyone that has not been exposed to the particular scam being run.
My purpose is to report any kind of scam that I run into to the public to put everyone on notice. Most of the time it amazes me the creativity of scam artist. My only conclusion is that the scam artist is a mastermind mind manipulator.
Ways A Scammer Can Get To You
We live in a world where social media takes up a lot of peoples time. How long did you think it would take before scammers would use this platform as one of their strongest recruiting fields for unexpectant targets?
Who Would Have Thought A Facebook Scam?
I know that there are plenty of scams but I would have never thought someone would be able to use Facebook to pull off a scam netting around $600,000 dollars.
Who would let this happen to them? Well, as I mentioned earlier con artist are major manipulators who pull out every mind manipulation technique that the average person cannot perceive.
We all are aware that through social media you can make yourself someone who you are really not. Well, that is one of the scam artists most powerful tool. And Facebook can make this real easy for the scammer.
The Doctor Facebook Friend Scam
In this scam, there was a team of scammers who were able to blindside an innocent unexpectant business owner using her naive state of mind into financial downfall.
They simply created a false entity that would throw you off as someone who would not scam another person. Then added accomplices to solidify the scheme.
To make a long story short this scam was designed to use a large amount of money for confusion to pull money out of the victim.
After requesting to be a friend to the victim, the doctor, who used another person profile, claimed to need help while trying to come to the US with a large amount of money was jammed up by US customs.
Thinking ahead that this large amount of money would affect the victim’s train of thought, in which it did, was the key to the scam. The scammers also used another person to substantiate that the doctor was actually jammed up to lock in the scam.
Needless to say, they were able to convince the victim that if she sent X amount of dollars, the doctor’s belongings would be released and she could get her money back. This promise was requested several times which netted around $600,000 dollars.
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I just felt in my heart that I should share this information to let people know that scams are real and can have people doing things that we might say there is no way I would do this.
But you never know what scam may manipulate your mind and catch you off guard if you never knew how a certain scam actually works.
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