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Any one getting stupid offers on large FB pages?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by lowteg, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. lowteg

    lowteg Junior Member

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    So I own a few decent pages on FB which I have built up.....Sure I have lost a whole heap of pages over the years too =(

    I notice recently I have been getting messages from young kids who are like "Hi I like the page I will give you $8,000".

    Most of these profiles look fresh ie low friend count/ limited information/ looks like it was set up a few weeks ago. If you have been doing IM and social for a long time you can spot fake profile with a 10 foot pole.

    Now whats the point of these offers? Do they attempt to pay with western union or a stolen paypal id LOL? I usually don't reply but every week I seem to get 1 a week.

    Any one else noticed this type of stuff/trend?
     
  2. KraftyKyle

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    I think you're misunderstanding Western Union payments... as they are not reversible that is why they are used in alibaba scams as well as others. If someone were to pay you via Western Union they would be putting 100% of the risk on themselves.

    As far as the reason, before payment they'll most likely be asking you to change the admin over to their account. Or they'll send you a fake email of the payment in hopes that you make them the admin before you realize the payment isn't actually coming.

    Probably best if you just ignore the messages and continue to grow the pages and profit. All the best.
     
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  3. lowteg

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    thanks for the quick reply, yeah I can see them trying to use the fake email approach...

    Yeah I agree about western union, ive never used it to be honest, just here it seems to come hand in hand with scams...