Scams-A-GoGo, AKA: Facebook

The last few day since joining here, I have been mostly reading through the forum, and have found some great info that I didn’t have/know before (websites to bookmark, etc.) for my own bag o’tricks. I realize most of what is posted here is scambaiting, but I did see one post that references a public Facebook group that was at the time (link is now dead) to start investigating. If you follow the breadcrumb trail they leave, this can result in reporting websites off Facebook too. This is where my experience up to now is, starting the hunt, through Facebook. If you’ve never seen any of this before, Prepare yourself, as Facebook is an absolute steaming pile, since most of these don’t violate ‘community standards’ by way of the reporting flowchart. When the ‘whistleblower’ story broke a little over a month ago, I even tried emailing the journalists who authored the stories for the various news organizations, to see if they would be interested on doing a piece on these Facebook scams, just to try to get this info to the masses. I recieved not one email response back.

Instead of linking directly to these groups/pages/posts I’m going to show you how to find them yourself. I could easily post links all day long, although I may include a few, as examples.

Here are a few terms to plug into the search bar, to search Facebook itself

make money
cash money group
scam
facebook account
instagram account
hack
account recovery
free puppies in my area
dating
bitcoin
forex

These are only examples. Feel free to use other terms that you can think of, that relate to scams/scamming. Once you enter the search term, the two areas that will have the most results are the ‘Groups’, and the ‘Pages’ tabs. For ‘Groups’, look for ‘Public’ groups with the most members. Public, so you can peep without joining. “The quieter you are, the more you can hear”. Pages are a little different as you can’t see how many followerers there are, but you get used to names they use and they become fairly easy to spot. In these groups you can find anything from CC skimmers, fraud bible/instructions, etc. You name it, nothing shocks me anymore.

One other term to search that I saved until now is

Yahoo

This will lead you to groups/pages with those that call themselves Yahoo Boys/Bois/Boyz/Girls. Yahooz are primarily west African (Nigeria, Ghana, Camaroon). There’s a fine line between Yahoo Boys and Black Axe, both of which I consider to be organized crime. Out in the open, on Facebook. Whoda thunk?

Other things that can also be searched for, either in Facebook, or your preferred search engine, are elements that stand out on these Facebook profiles/posts/pages. Different fonts, use of emojis, and ASCII text symbols are a dead giveaway to scams/scammers. Not only are they designed to get a potential victim’s attention, I think they are also a type of signal to other like scammers.

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