Facebook Influencer Advertising Scam – $500 For Advertising On Your FB Page
If you get a message through Instagram or Facebook from someone telling you they will pay you $500 or $600 or more for posting other business ads on the side of your Facebook page or other social media page, DON’T DO IT. IT’S A SCAM!
Why do they do this? Well, they want to gain control of your Facebook page and sell it on the open market. The biggest problem is that Facebook allows them to do this with no warning to you whatsoever and once it’s done you can pretty much forget about getting it back as there is no official public support on Facebook. You can’t email anyone and you can’t call anyone. Kind of ridiculous considering they are worth Billions of dollars.
Here’s what to look out for:
These are some specific names from people who contacted me but they will change all the time so just beware and make sure you call and talk to someone at their company which must have a legitimate online presence with hopefully a BBB rating.
This person claims they work for www.sociallyin.com but when I contacted that company they did NOT confirm that she works there (hey it could be him).
When this person engaged me and promised big dollars for advertising on my Facebook page they took the conversation to WhatsApp and all of a sudden their name and the company they represent changed to the following:
Madison Lewis: 613-903-6439 Company: www.likeable.com
Again, the company had no knowledge of this Madison person.
Lastly, they claimed their legitimacy was that they have a “verified business account” on Facebook but anyone can get one so this means nothing. The name of the business account is “Advert Account” as you can see from the screenshots below. And if you get emails from any of these scammers make sure you report them and do not fall for the scam.
Also, make sure you never add your page or account to someone else’s business account unless you know them. This is a scam!
Lastly, I tried to report these people to Facebook but again there is no support where you can talk to anyone. It’s absolutely ridiculous. And on top of that Facebook restricted my advertising account for two years with no reason or response when I submitted a request for review. If Facebook continues to neglect its users it will eventually end up like MySpace – a thing of the past.