How to Identify Scammers and How to Reports Scams on Social Media

How to Identify Scammers and How to Reports Scams on Social Media

Lots of people are creating content on social media. Every day we see new
posts, comments, likes. In fact, over 720,000 hours of videos get
uploaded to Youtube every single day. And it’s good. 
Social media helps us boost our brand nowadays. People will more likely notice
us and become our subscribers or customers. But there are no benefits without
Scammers. We see them every day. When it comes to social media, they are
usually down to desperate people’s videos, posts, tweets, and comments. When
you see a post with a desperate text for example “I published a new video,
please I need subscribers!”, then almost down every of that kind of post,
there are people who seem to offer a quick and fast way to get more views.
Usually, these posts are provided with links you have never heard of. 
These things can steal your information, install malware, basically anything
there is to do. Scammers will all tell you basically the same thing: “Contact
me, transfer money and I will give you likes/views, etc.” 
Do not click any of these links unless you aren’t sure where it will transfer
you to and what are the consequences.
For example, let´s look at this comment I found from a Facebook group called

This is translated from Hindi to English.
How to Identify Scammers and How to Reports Scams on Social Media
As you can see, the link is a Whatsapp one. So from that point of view, we are
good. But when you read the post over and over again, it seems with every
reading more and more like a scheme for scamming you.
I haven´t joined this Whatsapp group, so I can´t be 100% sure, but even doubt
is enough for me not to click on it. It may be some simple Whatsapp group, but
it´s better to stay away from these kinds of places. Earn Your subscribers
organically, don´t talk with strange people who are asking you for your
I have a blog so you can grow your channel or business on Youtube
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instead of hiding it in some keyword. You can see before clicking that you
enter a site by Google Sites.

How to Identify Scammers on Social Media?

So, by now you know that you shouldn´t write with suspicious people or click
on links you haven’t heard of. But how to actually identify is there a chance
that the post or link is a scam or not?
There is a small checklist, The post or account might be a scam if:

It seems too good to be true

Like I said above: If something is so good that you can´t believe it, it may
be a scam. Whether it would be a quick offer to get more views/followers,
social media “ads” for clothes, and more.

Someone you don´t know suddenly contacts with you

This you can check out by yourself as well. If you have Messenger, go to your
profile and select Message requests. You should find contacts from there who
don´t know, but all of them offer you something, post links. I have 12+
messages, all from users called “Facebook users” with no profile
picture, and the only thing they send is a link.

You have been asked to transfer money quickly

Every once in a while we see those posts in the comment section, where someone
in broken English wants our help to save their family with a donation. Though
it may seem true at first, with proper reading ability and a bit of logical
thinking you can difference the scammers and people in need.

How can you report scams on social media?

Fortunately, though, you can send the scam posts to the app, whether it would
be Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, etc. team by reporting a post. You can also
protect yourself by blocking the user, but before blocking the user, I
recommend reporting him. 
This will prevent scammers from scamming on the platform. Even with some
reports done, there are probably thousands of these accounts or people who
scam others online. But reporting a scammer is important. Government agencies
use reports of scams to track scam patterns. So every report counts, maybe
someday we can stop this or at least stop people falling to these.

What if you have been scammed?

When you have been scammed, report it anyways. Let the platform or
international organizations know. You can report international scams online at
The site is available in English, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Polish,
Spanish, and Turkish. The site is hosted by U.S Federal Trade
Reporting to third parties may restore things. For example, if you shared your
card information because of a scam, contact the bank. They may get your money
back if you do it quick enough. The same applies to online sellers.
Check out my blog about creating a Youtube channel. There you will find all
tips, tricks, and recommendations needed for starting a successful Youtube
channel. The blog updates every 2 days, all posts filled with useful,
must-know information. How to gain views? What are the copyrighting laws?
What is the best software for video editing? All that and much more coming
in Dates´ blog link:
There are no benefits without risks. In social media, there are people who
work really hard to come up with new ideas to get your money. Stay woke, don´t
click on suspicious links. Report every scam you see or fall. Every report
matters. When something feels too good to be true, it probably isn´t.
Article By: Mark Dates

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