This a SCAM ALERT, so if you’re on Facebook you should really read this.
I’m on facebook too and since I run a fan page for this blog I get a lot of friend requests. If I don’t know the person off hand I look at their page and see if anyone else I know has them as a friend. If we have become “facebook friends” through a spirited string of comments I’ll friend you.
Recently I got a friend request from “John Rankin”. The last name sounded familiar so I gave it attention. After looking at John’s page and seeing no one I knew I became suspicious. There was very little on his page to describe him. I put his friend request on hold.
That was a couple of days ago. I woke up today at about 2 AM. I think my CPAP machine had stopped working. Anyway. I grabbed a glass of milk and checked my facebook waiting to go back to sleep. Then I got a facebook messenger ping on my cell. It was from John Rankin. Weird. I checked my chat box and my “friend” John was chatting with me. I HAD NOT ACCEPTED HIS FRIEND REQUEST BUT THERE HE WAS. Below is the chat. It’s a huge picture so wait for it to load and scroll through it to the bottom and I’ll have more words when you get there.
I thought I was chatting with a robot and am not convinced I wasn’t. Needless to say, John hung up on me. Who’d a thunk? I hope this has helped you and spread the word. I Googled “Facebook Promo Scam” and I see that others have been phished. Please leave comment below. Feel free to visit our Facebook Fan Page at the links on the right and like us.