BFAG Facebook Scam - Government Financial Assistance Group

BFAG Facebook Scam - Government Financial Assistance Group

A few days ago I almost became a victim of the BFAG Facebook scam. The scam, which claims to be a so-called "government financial assistance" group, used a good friend of mine's FB account to lure me in. I filled out all the requested information, which I should have not done, and at the end, they asked for $2000 to pay for the delivery via UPS or FedEx when the "money" arrives. Of course, I reported them to my friend, and then posted on my FB account about my experience.

If I hadn't been through a hurricane, I would have never considered even thinking about this. Please let everyone know that if someone tells them they saw their name on a federal program's list for assistance, it is a scam.

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  • January 24, 2023 at 5:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I had someone impersonating a family member but I blocked her. The name was Ella Marie Negri.

  • January 12, 2023 at 9:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    I was contacted by a man named Alex the phone number is 1-312-483-0012.

    IS THIS A SCAM? He said my name was on a winning list and if I paid him $2,500 he would send me $175.000.00. Please get back to me.

  • December 12, 2022 at 9:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Fornebu, Viken, Norway

    I was recommended by a fake good friend, please don’t get involved, it’s scam and fraud.

  • December 10, 2022 at 8:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

    Yes I was also contacted by one of the well known Facebook friends whom I have not met personally so she introduced me this skim and I thought it to be scam and I googled about it and I found this so now I know that this was trap.

  • December 4, 2022 at 4:59 PM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have been contacted the same, but I googled it and found it to be a scam, I thought it was weird the person posing as my friend wasn’t acting in the normal manner so I was already on my guard

  • November 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Broward County, Florida, United States

    thanks I was smart enough to google the bfag and and found the answer to the question is this a scam on face book and low and behold it is.

  • October 31, 2022 at 5:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Glad I just googled BFAG and found this post. I had been inboxes a msg from one of my mom's old friends page yesterday

    • November 24, 2022 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Fornebu, Viken, Norway

      Hei,eg fekk eI slik melding I går,men fant dette mistenkjeleg so eg har nettopp googla dei,og dette er svindel på høgt plan.

      So eg sender ikkje penger til slike svindlara.

      Hi, I received a message like this yesterday, but found it suspicious so I just googled them, and this is fraud at a high level.

      So I don't send money to such scammers.

  • October 5, 2022 at 2:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    Here's a tip? first of all of course its a SCAM. 100% of it. NEVER fall for it. Here's a reason why. I work with a co-worker, and I received a notice of a program that he/she wanted me to fill out to get a huge sum of money. The tip off? I just happened to get the message at the same time I was talking to my co-worker in person at that time when this message came in, even with his pic in the profile. I showed him the message right then and there. So I played along but never disclose any information. There are people that I personally know that I receive messages supposing to be them. Since the advent of the internet, I NEVER fall for these hacks or SCAMS.

    I contact them personally myself and of course they tell me they NEVER sent me any message.

    Do yourself a favor. Save yourself the aggravation, embarrassment, and inconvenience, DO NOT fall for it.

    There is NO thing as a FREE lunch when it comes to these fraudulent SCAMS. I try to educate everyone about this. You will be better off to unfriend or block them. I hope this advice helps. Good luck!

  • September 21, 2022 at 10:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Yes that's happened to me they wanted my social and bank name and I told them no. Then they got ugly so I knew there where full of it. A friend on Facebook massaged me that I hadn't heard from in awhile about how easy it was to apply. I should have none you get nothing free.

  • September 19, 2022 at 5:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Greater London, England, United Kingdom

    A friend of mine has had a BFAG with my name on a list. It asked her to contact agent Barbara Ruth on Facebook @agentbarbararuth000468

  • September 9, 2022 at 4:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Got a Facebook friend request from an old co-worker.

    I accepted.

    shortly after that I got a phone call from them (I did not pick up).

    shortly after that I received a series of oddly worded messenger messages, one of which mentioned BFAG program

    I'm unfriending that person because I think its a hack.

  • September 9, 2022 at 1:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Norwich, England, United Kingdom

    A few days ago I almost became a victim of the BFAG Facebook scam. The scam, which claims to be a so-called "government financial assistance" group, also used a good friend of mine's FB account to lure me in. I thought I was talking to my friend & shared a link showing the BFAG Facebook scam… Then it came up in FB messenger that they- the impersonator- could not be contacted! I reported them to my friends of friend, and then posted on my FB account about my experience….

  • July 30, 2022 at 10:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Dysart, Iowa, United States

    I have one online right now trying to scam me,her name is Mary Mavis,a guy I know pretending to be my friend,were not friends,says he seen my name on list to recieve money from BFAG,he went on to tell me that he recieved $100.000,right then I knew something was up,the goverment giving you that kind of money,Ya right,then they say you need to spend money to recieve money,Now I know it BS,she's still trying to convence me she is telling the truth,I don't believe her,I live by this,if it sounds to good to be true,it is

  • July 11, 2022 at 3:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Fulton County, Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

    They create copies of a FB profile using a Display Photo from one of your friends. The messages they send are not well-written as if English is not their first language. Check the profile before responding to the messages. If the profile is completely blank or in the messages they give you some lame excuse like, "I have a problem with my old profile so I quickly create a new one", then it's a scam. Report them for impersonating a friend.

  • July 8, 2022 at 4:58 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, New York, United States

    Bfag is a complete scam. do not fall victim to this hoax,

  • July 7, 2022 at 5:18 PM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    I got hit as well but got suspicious right away as they didnt know any life/work details of the facebook person they were impersonating.

  • July 3, 2022 at 5:46 AM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Bfag is a scam. They tried to lure me in with a friend request thru messenger . You dint know what your getting into. It is too good to be true

  • June 13, 2022 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Turner, Ashburn, Georgia, United States

    Those idiots are flirting with the noose and scaffold dance.

  • June 2, 2022 at 7:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States

    Same thing just happened to me. A friend I had not heard from in a long time texted me about it. I have been contacted by my cousin about a scam like this before so I didn’t fall for this one this time.

  • June 1, 2022 at 8:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    I have just received messages on FB from a trusted friend that turned out to be an attempt to scam me with the BFAG story.

  • April 5, 2022 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    Hi, I have never heard about BFAG before till one day, my teacher recommended it to me. From that time up to now, I communicated with her via Facebook (her picture showed up)She said the government gives away money to retirees, workers, and old and disabled people kind of thing. I was sceptical, but because she was my teacher and I thought it was not possible that we would scam out of me. She shared with me a link saying a contact agent named Williams Joseph Mark now just follow the link with pictures of FedEx trucks and she would guide me through. I got a link and I sent that agent my name, phone # and address. Then that agent sent me a message saying hold up while he was checking whether or not I was eligible.

    He then sent me a message that I am eligible, just provide info and my info is safe with them. I saw a feature that asked for info. Full name, home address, DOB, Marital Status, Own a house or rent, Phone numbers, Valid email, Occupation, Your monthly income, Good clear picture of your ID card. Here we go, I know it for sure that it is a scam. As I said I saw this before, so I asked my teacher that it is legit. She said it is and she keeps asking me about it like pushing me to rush a process. I felt weird. I sent my teacher telling her that I think it is a scam. She said it is not. Fortunately, I did not give away any further my info. Is it a scam anyone?! Be careful!

    • April 30, 2022 at 1:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

      Gm the Same thing happens to me they used my friends Facebook an keep texting me so I send them my deatails they asking me for money I asked my friends she say yes go ahead when I realise it looks like they fraud her Facebook page and .they get all my information what do you do to block them

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