I Thought it was LEGIT (ALMOST SCAMMED ON FACEBOOK) – Watch Out!

So I usually do a good job of spotting when someone is trying to scam me, but this time I was very close to falling for the bait. Watch this short video to be aware of this scam going around so you don't get scammed, and remember to keep changing your passwords people, and add 2-factor authentication to your logins when possible!

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21 Comments

  1. Poke Kaynono on August 19, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    These are the stories we need to hear! Thanks pat!

  2. Anneliese Place on August 19, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    This has happened to me. I reported it to Facebook and they say it didn’t violate their standards! They are stealing blue check pages!

    • internetultrageek on August 20, 2021 at 2:53 am

      I reported a comment once that was counseling to commit mass murder against a specific group of people (an illegal act in the USA). Facebook’s response: it wasn’t against their terms of service

  3. Grandma Goodie's Bible Stories on August 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for always looking out for us and having the humility to share this close call!

  4. marketingconsultantp on August 19, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    *Wow! Scammers ARE getting smarter these days.* Thanks for sharing Pat

  5. Brandon Worrell on August 19, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for looking out for everyone, but i couldn’t stop starring at the Back to the Future Nike MAGS in the background! insane!

  6. Amazing MrJesse on August 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Good carch Pat. Thank you for letting me know!! Much appreciated!!

  7. Pre-Med Productivity on August 19, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I don’t look down at you for almost getting scammed. I look up to you for sharing this!

  8. busyrand on August 19, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    As a Web Developer, this would’ve gotten me… The password thing would’ve given me pause because the usual prompt for this type of thing is to select an email address already in the database. The fact that the site had the secure lock logo, and a legitimate url I’d have been likely to fill things out unless something popped up when I googled the url. Thanks for speaking about this.

  9. Eduardo Mc Kesey on August 19, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Now THIS is the legendary stuff YouTube viewers want to see! Also it’s good to check the sender email address, that could tell you most of the times if it’s a scam or not (0:25 on the video)

    • luxurycardstore on August 20, 2021 at 1:47 am

      You are absolutely correct! the domain for the email says Salesforce.com. No way Facebook is Salesforce.com. That’s I usually the way I catch the spam that gets thru in my email inbox

  10. gefloigle on August 19, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Pat! It burns me that people can be so skillful, but use that skill for selfish gain and the expense of others, instead of building a business to help others!

    • Anand Marar on August 20, 2021 at 6:22 am

      completely agree

  11. Scully's House of Thrillers on August 19, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  12. DEYO on August 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to explain Pat. One of the best thing to do is contact these companies directly from their websites through their support/contact us pages. If you’re ever in doubt, it is always best to play it safe that way. Plus, notifications like those normally also come directly to you on the platform itself.

  13. Maria Maria on August 19, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you, Pat! Uuuuggghhhh…scammers! Your sounding the alarm is truly appreciated.

  14. William Reamer on August 19, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks Pat! Looking at the web address is very helpful. They are clever and use very similar names to fool you. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Jacob Goldman on August 20, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Jim Browning, someone who specifically tries to stop scammers, had his YouTube channel temporarily deleted because of scammers.
    It can happen to anyone! If you’re tired, distracted, or think it couldn’t happen to you, it’s easy to make a mistake.

  16. Evolving with Etta on August 20, 2021 at 4:16 am

    Thanks Pat, always great and informative content. I truly appreciate you!!!

  17. Sandeep Mallya - 99signals YouTube Channel on August 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this incident, Pat. That site looked legit. Scammers are getting smarter and we need to be extra careful.

  18. Daniel Fonseca on August 20, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Honestly even as a techie and being used to seeing all the techniques phishing methods out there this could have gotten me too. It’s crazy this got thru to begin with, makes you wonder if a basic approval process is needed for apps to avoid abuse like this.

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