Facebook scam?

Does anyone here know about a facebook scam where you are sent a friends request from someone who is already on your friends list then they message you about getting $100,000 grant from the Government

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Comments (26)

  1. SEC

    Nope new one on me

    December 20, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      This is what I received after stupidly accepting the friends request. Realized that it couldn’t be who it said it was from as she has much better English than this and unfriended them, then found the notification from the real person saying she had been hacked and don’t accept any friends request from her.

      Hello,how are you doing?
      I’m good sweltering in the summer heat though
      6:49AM

      Glad to hear from you, did you got the message i send to you last week?
      8:19AM
      No I didn’t get any message sorry.

      Oh really,
      Have you heard about the Federal Government Grant?
      No what grant

      This is a specifically place for those who need assistance paying for bills,buying a home,starting their own business,going to school,or even helping raise their children with old and retired people
      But it wouldn’t apply to me living in Australia

      You can apply as well
      this is a new program,i got 100,000 delivered to me when i apply for the grant and you don’t have to pay it back,you can also apply too, Have you heard oflawyer ERIC HOLDER before?
      ??
      No

      He is the one that help me to get the grant. he is a good and honest man. i will give you his private text number so that you can apply as well.
      No thanks

      ok
      Chat Conversation End
      It’s a scam of some sort

      December 20, 2015
      1. SEC

        thanks for the heads up

        December 20, 2015
  2. wirelessguru1

    Good thing then that I don’t have a facebook account!

    December 21, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      Yup

      December 21, 2015
  3. Phat

    Of course it’s a scam. Nobody gives away large sums of money. It just don’t happen.

    December 21, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      I’m really sure that the American Government is going to give this Aussie girl $100,000 just because they can.

      December 24, 2015
      1. Phat

        God bless America!

        December 28, 2015
  4. Toni55

    OMG< hell I thought it was going to be a porno audition, I did not know I was giving money away !! lol . Sorry about the confusion Sharn , if I catch the little bastard I am going to blister his fingers !

    December 21, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      I might accept the money from you, but I’d have a difficult time trying to explain to our Tax department (Inland Revenue) as to where it came from. I can just imagine you in a porno movie, the mind boggles.

      December 24, 2015
  5. shemelts

    Yep, I’ve seen it. Remember NOTHING IS FREE!

    December 21, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      I was just a little dumbfounded until I realized that someone had hacked her profile and friends list. I only fall for wrinkle remover scams and end up paying far too much money for something that doesn’t work. I should just accept that I’m in my 60’s and wrinkles are a badge of honour

      December 24, 2015
  6. gloryusOne

    This person who offered you an attorney’s number is working to get clients to retain the attorney’s services. Remember..if it seems too good to be true, it normally is. No government gives out grants of such an exorbitant amount. It’s unheard of. I’m glad to hear that you were suspicious and nixed the person as a “friend”.

    December 23, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      It was a scam I was already friends with that person on facebook he ID was hacked and her friends list Once I realized that it wasn’t her I unfriended that person and let her know what was happening

      December 24, 2015
  7. scorpiotiger

    Glad all worked out in the end. Merry Christmas Sharn!

    December 25, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      Merry “late Christmas” to you

      December 27, 2015
  8. Dream_On

    I’ll add my Happy upcoming New Year to you since you guys live in the future!

    December 27, 2015
    1. sharnsgarden

      Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and yours, I plan on posting tomorrow so see you then. Love Sharn

      December 27, 2015
      1. Dream_On

        December 28, 2015
  9. cjb321

    Nope! Never got it and wouldn’t trust it if I did! Be careful!

    December 28, 2015
  10. EyeVey

    Merry Christmas! Haven’t heard of that one!

    December 28, 2015
  11. eculpe1057

    It just happened to me, noticed the person was recently added and couldn’t possibly be the person they were pretending to be. Be careful of who you’re adding on Facebook

    May 22, 2016
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  13. melanielee

    This just happened to me. Someone started a new account in an acquaintance’s name, and started with the same message about a message sent last week, then about the Federal Grants, then about Eric Holder (who, coincidentally, grew up with some of my cousins). I kept asking her to send me a link. After some back-and-forth, “she” finally included a telephone number—(724) 619-1688—to “text him [Holder] right now”—and also to send my “friend” my phone number “as I have lost my phone”. Of course, I did neither. By then I had gotten suspicious, did some Googling, and found this website. I asked my “friend”, “BTW, do you want to go hiking with me in Prospect Park again?” The reply: “Maybe.” My real friend is in a wheelchair.

    March 03, 2017
  14. melanielee

    Oh, I reported this to Facebook. Right now, my fake friend’s messages are blanked out pending verification of the account.

    March 03, 2017
  15. melanielee

    The phony FB account has been removed.

    March 03, 2017