Social media isn’t all about posting your pictures, videos and sharing your personal opinions on certain subjects. Social media platforms are used by many people who are trying to scam you out of money. Almost on a daily basis I receive messages from people pretending to be my Facebook friend, telling me how I can get some serious cash from the government or from some sort of app. The second I see these messages I usually just delete, block and report. But this time I wanted to have some fun for your enjoyment.

I recently received a message from a Facebook friend who I haven’t seen or even spoken to in years so the second I saw he messaged me, I knew something was up. Even though I know I should’ve just ignored it, I was intrigued to start a conversation to see where it went.

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    It started off as a random, “check in” from someone I probably haven’t seen in over 20 years. This was odd.

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    He then goes on to tell me how he’s doing great and he just bought all these great things for himself becasue of this new “census bonus.”

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    He continues to explain how the “Publisher’s Clearing House Management” is pretty much donating $80,000 to particular people. I continue to act like I’m interested in receiving the money.

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    BOOM! There it is, the dreadful link! For those of you who have never dealt with these people before, please avoid clicking links from people you find suspicious. I don’t know what would have happened if I were to click that link, but I’m pretty sure I would have lost my Facebook account if it did.

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    Scammer tells me to text this person to receive the money, but I wasn’t going to fall for that. I randomly ask if I can Facetime him because I haven’t seen him in a month haha! It’s been almost 20 years! He doesn’t respond to that, but he did respond when I said that I would get to it later on in the day. I had no intentions on clicking it, I just wanted to waste some oh his/her time.

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    I then try and start a random conversation about some random names I made up. Apparently Bubba, Charlie and Linda are doing great, especially Bubba after his surgery. LOL

  • Facebook Scammer Message

    I think he started to realize that I was just messing around with him and I wasn’t going to fall for his little scam to hack my account and take my money and he never responds again. But I still had to send him one more goodbye message before I blocked and reported him.