Beware of Fake Tyler Perry Facebook Pages Created by Scammers
January 31, 2017
Beware of fake Tyler Perry Facebook pages created by scammers to encourage Facebook users to "like," share or comment on them. Facebook users who follow the instructions in the posts on the fake Tyler Perry Facebook pages, run the risk of, scammers collecting and using their publicly available Facebook information in scams, or being placed on spamming lists.
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One of the Fake Tyler Perry Facebook Pages
The legitimate Tyler Perry Facebook page is located at:
To tell if a celebrity's Facebook page is authentic or not fake, Facebook users should look out for a blue tick or check mark right next to the profile name and move their mouse over it. If the following message is displayed, it means Facebook has verified that the page is authentic: "Verified Page - Facebook confirmed this is an authentic Page for this public figure, media company or brand."
This collecting of information by scammers is another like-farming, data mining or information-mining scam that we have seen before, which collects Facebook users' publicly available information for scammers and spammers. Once scammers have gotten a hold of the information, they will use it to make their scams more convincing to their potential victims, by referring to them by their names and providing them with information that they think only people that they know, would know.
For the spammers, users’ information is like gold. They will continuously send unsolicited messages and emails to their victims. So, Facebook users should be careful of what they like, share and comment on. Facebook users, who have already liked, commented on, or shared similar posts, can opt out by clicking here for instructions.
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