Scammers Posing as Facebook or FB Agents Requesting Friend Requests

Scammers Posing as Facebook or FB Agents Requesting Friend Requests

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Facebook users, beware of scammers posing as Facebook or FB Agents or representatives, requesting friend requests. Facebook doesn’t have agents who send friend requests to their users. So, Facebook users are warned not to accept friend requests from users posing as Facebook agents. Most of the friend requests from users claiming that they are Facebook agents, are lottery scammers, claiming the potential victims are winners of the so-called Facebook lottery, but there is no such lottery.

Why Scammers Sent Friend Requests to Their Potential Victims?

Once scammers have tricked their potential victims into accepting their friend requests, they will start sending them fraudulent messages, spam or unsolicited messages, phishing links that will take them to fake websites to steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with spyware or Trojan horse. The fraudulent messages will claim that potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.

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  • December 15, 2019 at 3:26 PM by an anonymous user from Lake Worth, Florida, United States

    I too have been having issues. a Mike Smith contacted me through Facebook messenger through a contact she thought was legit.

    said " agent " claimed I was in their database to receive $120,000 then asked for $800 in amazon cards to deliver bt FedEx within 5 hours of getting the cards? I pulled his chain long enough to then find out when was so called en route it was confiscated by IRS agents that wanted $4500 to release it,okay,red flag number 2 or three,my friend talked me into the amazon cards that are proving difficult to unload but still they are working on it for me and this smith fella has been reported to the FBI ...beware this scam has taken some for $100's literally via amazon cards,I was nailed for $400 . DO NOT let someone tell you you won something then have to pay to get it.

    it is the oldest trick in the book. and sad weirdos have to prey on seniors, yet they do. be careful out there.


  • July 6, 2018 at 5:04 PM by Sererna3201 from Germantown, Maryland, United States

    I had someone claiming to be a facebook agent, claiming to be me and looked me out of my Facebook. I had to create a new one


  • June 9, 2018 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Just got a message from someone claiming to be an online agent. Its in regards to a $850,000 giveaway. They wanted my info; name, address, cell number, email, and copy of dl. I told them i lost my wallet and they quit talking to me. This is a bunch of b.S..


  • April 17, 2018 at 7:01 PM by an anonymous user from Waynesburg, Ohio, United States

    I have just received a friend request from Stella AdebisI More, claiming to be an online claiming agents for face book. I deleted it, and marked as spam.


  • August 6, 2017 at 1:52 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

    I have received calls for 2 days....Facebook lottery, and Facebook lotto game. Never wanting money, just information. Such as..cell number, address,city,state,country,full name. Never any money. The first agent wanted me to transfer the information to FedEx and then l would find out what my winnings would be. On August 6th Christy Davis told me I won $600,000 in the lotto drawings.. needed the same type of information transferred to a Charles Johnson. I just told them l have reported this to channel 5 news, posted it on Facebook. Notified Facebook...everything l can do. Cannot block these people. Can't get rid of them. Please help me.


    • August 6, 2017 at 2:39 PM by info

      Contact your telephone service provider and ask them if they can help you block the numbers.


  • October 4, 2016 at 5:33 PM by an anonymous user from Austin, Texas, United States

    When I got one of these I reported to FB and they said it did NOT violate their terms. I was like, for real? Ok then.


  • August 9, 2016 at 8:43 PM by an anonymous user from Markham, Ontario, Canada

    Back in June of this year I was sent a friend request by a girl stating she worked for Facebook. She said that I had won a Facebook lottery worth $1,000,000.00 but I had to send $350.00 for taxes and shipping and handling fees . I can't remember her, but I think her name may have been Jennifer, but not 100% on that.


  • February 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I have been approached TWICE in this manner.....both times I reported it to facebook and the profile disappeared.


  • January 28, 2016 at 11:32 AM by an anonymous user from Birmingham, Alabama, United States

    I received an email from one of my friends after his account had been hacked. He then asked me about something called the Worker's Compensation reimbursement fund. At which point a so-called Facebook agent named "Stephanie" started to go on about some payment I was eligible for if I would just send them a total of $2000 for taxes and an agent fee...TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS and follow all of the rules from MoneyGram...Do NOT send money to people that you do not know; NEVER send MONEY to Get Money....


  • January 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM by an anonymous user from Dayton, Ohio, United States

    I received a facebook messenger request from a woman by the name of kimberly abbot from facebook stating that she was authorized by mr mark Zuckerberger to contact me that i was the 3rd chosen in a number of 20 individuals selected in the 2016 promo drawing is this real.


  • January 15, 2016 at 10:17 AM by Gina from Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I had a person by the name of Amora Victoria friend request me and they said they work for fb and I was having a bad emotional day that particular day, I accepted the request.

    After I accepted her friend request, I started to get messages on messenger from her saying that I was picked from Mark that I was a winner of $500,000.00 from Facebook's offices. She tried to get my info from me.. address, PH number and so on.

    I told her that since she works for Facebook, that she has my info for this. She kept on trying to get my info and I was reluctant to give any information to her and said that this kind of thing doesn't happen at 3:00am. That I was going to get some sleep and we'll chat in the morning. I did this because I had a REALLY BAD feeling about this.

    When I woke up the next day, I decided to look up her info again and I found out that she completely disappeared from my messages on messenger and her fb account was gone as well. Only what I wrote on messenger was there, anything she wrote was gone! I tried writing to Facebook to let them know what had happened to me and what it was about and I got no response what so ever!

    This scares me and I hope nothing has happened with my fb acct again. I was locked out of my last fb acct for some strange reason. I came across this site by mistake and I'm glad that you are here for ppl like me.I'd like to thank you for having a site that helps ppl like me. I'm still learning about the internet and all.


    • January 29, 2016 at 3:10 AM by an anonymous user from Lorain, Ohio, United States

      I'm NOT from Mountain view California, but I am from the North East part of the United States of America. All of what I wrote is completely true about this lady Amora Victoria who said she works at Facebook and I am a winner of $500,000.00 from Mark Zuckerman.


  • January 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM by an anonymous user from Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States

    I was messaged on FB by someone claiming to a FB lottery agent, he has a FB account, told me I was one of 20 people that won 800,000; never told me how to claim prize or so far hasn't asked for any info or money from me. He sent this on Jan 1st, he also asked me if I had been contacted by any other FB agent regarding this, the name he is using Allan Andrew Anderson.


    • January 5, 2016 at 7:48 AM by an anonymous user from Orlando, Florida, United States

      I got one this morning from a Karren Kelly Kay. She was very pushy on when I had to send $250.00 TODAY by via western union to get a check for $500,000.00.


    • January 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM by an anonymous user from Orlando, Florida, United States

      Same thing happen to me. Her name is Karren Kay.


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Scammers Posing as Facebook or FB Agents Requesting Friend Requests