Internet Fraudsters on facebook and how to overcome them
Internet fraudsters usually have break-through during the yuletide by enticing people on social media with gifts that will never be redeemed.
Recently a fraudster impersonated Funke Akindele’s facebook account by broadcasting a post “The first 50 people to like my post stand the chance of winning Apple Laptop, Samsung LCD TV and a bag of rice“.
Unfortunately he never knew he was dealing with a cyber security expert. After liking Funke Akindele’s post, few days later I got a Facebook message of;
“Congratulation you are among the lucky people who liked my post. For been among the first 50 people to like my post, you just got yourself an (Apple Laptop and Samsung LCD TV,
and a bag of rice)” …
See the Facebook message below;
The message received was so true to be real. I Immediately called the so called PES Courier helpline on +2347032183547 who claimed to be based in Abuja.
The moment he received my call there was an excitement on his tone which signifies he has caught a fish. I simply danced to his tune waiting for his next move. After listing out all I stand to benefit, he said an account will be sent to me where the sum of 6500 naira will be deposited before dispatching the listed items on the Facebook message.
Without hesitation I immediately tweeted Funke Akindele asking her if she ever embarked on a promo, in a quick response she said “False, Pls beware“. See her tweet below;
It may interest you to know millions of people are victims of the so called internet fraudsters.
Consequently, this particular internet fraudster is been hunted. We wont rest until he is brought to book.
Be careful when you come across internet fraudsters. Tweet the direct owners of such account for clarity and immediately report to Cyber Crime Investigation Team once identified.