Facebook users, be aware of posts of young people with disabilities, begging you to share to prove that you are not ashamed of the pictured youngsters. Or, posts with pictures of young people claiming that nobody likes them because they are disabled, therefore, nobody will share their posts. The fake posts are created by scammers, without the pictured youngsters' consent, to trick Facebook users into commenting on them by typing "Amen" or share them in order to make them popular. This type of Facebook activity is another Like-farming scam. The heartless and deceitful people (scammers) who are tricking Facebook users into typing "Amen," "liking" or sharing the fake posts, are only taking advantage of caring Facebook users, who think they are helping out, by playing with their consciences.
Scammers use the fake posts to gather up potential victims. Once they have enought Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take them to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse.
The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their so-called prizes.
The following messages are just some of the few examples used by scammers to trick Facebook users into commenting on their fake posts:
- "I wanna See how many Peoples Will Share"
- "Share If Youre Not Ashamed Of Me"
- "No one Share me because I’m disable and many peoples are Ashamed of me : Click Like and Type Amen"
- "Nobody Likes Me Just Because I Am On Wheelchair Can I Get A Share On Your Timeline If You’re Not Ashamed Of Me"
- "No one will Share this. Because she is Disabled."
- "Her father Says she cant get many likes because she has Down Syndrome and ugly, If you think she is beautiful hit a Like and comment AMEN"
Facebook users who have already shared, "liked," or commented on similar posts like the ones listed above, are asked to unshare, remove their "likes" or comment. They may click here for instructions.
Also, Facebook users who have received messages stating Facebook will donate money to a child if they like, share or comment on some content, should not follow the instructions in the same messages. They should instead, report the messages to Facebook, and if you have already commented on Facebook posts with sick, starving, disabled and injured children, adults or animals that you are not able to determine the legitimacy of, they should click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from your Facebook Wall and Timeline.