Most likely, you saw on social media platforms the posts similar to the posts above about the “giveaways,” “blessing a family with hundreds or thousands of dollars,” “helping single parents,” etc. Probably, you even commented on such posts and you were asked to privately message to the author of these posts. You privately message them and they ask you if you have Cash App!
Pay your attention to these two posts on Facebook from two accounts and the screenshot of replies! Looks like there is a collaboration between two Cash App scammers who hacked and took over this particular Facebook accounts (or it could be even the same scammer)
These people are your connections on social media platforms, in their profiles they state they work as insurance agents, marketing consultants for a real estate law firm, or they are stay-at-home parents… And that’s why you do not hesitate to participate making a comment and contact them back per their request. Keep in mind that the accounts of your connections could be hacked, or if you just accepted a friend request, it can be an imposter – a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others. Read: Friend or foe? Be on the alert for imposters and scammers on Facebook Messenger https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2020/02/29/facebook-scam-imposters-use-facebook-messenger-lure-you-into-fraud/4891992002/
It’s about getting Cash App referral bonuses! And …
And it’s not just about referral bonuses! Beware: Money flipping and fast cash!
Next, they send you dubious pictures of “Money Flipping.” Read warnings on Cash App website: Scammers will claim to have the ability to “flip” your money, promising to increase your money if you first send them funds (sometimes they call this a “clearance fee” or “account verification”). There are no legitimate businesses that are “flipping cash.” They are all scams. https://cash.app/help/us/en-us/6482-recognize-scams
The question is why these “posters” of “giveaways” do not mention Cash App publicly in their posts in the first place? Even if they honestly transfer thousands of dollars to lucky people (after collecting all their referral bonuses) Why do they mention the app so secretly only through private messages?
And an identical post by another Facebook user from a Cash App group (with a lot of scammers there, by the way). Notice, all these posters ask to send them a message privately.
They use the same images of “big money transfer” found in the net, “borrowing” these images from another “posters” like them, to catch your attention.
At least, some posters are open mentioning Cash App.
There is nothing wrong in receiving your referral bonuses, it is all about how you do it, how honest you are about your “giveaway” and helping others.
Whatever you decide to do, the choice is always yours!
Before you put your trust into Cash App (actually, any money transfer app), installing and using it, take a time to learn how to avoid falling victim to fraudsters who also uses the app. The 8 Most Common Cash App Scams To Steal Your Money https://frankonfraud.com/fraud-trends/the-8-most-common-cash-app-scams-to-steal-money/
Americans claim they lost thousands of dollars to Cash App scams
Fake Referral Bonuses
Scammers promise a small referral payment in exchange for a user signing up for services from companies such as Dosh Cash and Waldo. The tricksters earn the company’s $5 per-person incentive but don’t pay the referral bonus they promised after the user signs up. Cash App Scams: Top Scams and How To Avoid Them – https://www.gobankingrates.com/banking/mobile/top-cash-app-scams/
Don’t send money to someone promising something in the future (like free money in return, for example). If someone is promising something that sounds too good to be true (e.g., a “hack” or free money in exchange for you sending them a payment first), then it is almost certainly a scam. Always be wary of individuals promising you anything. Read more about this scam – https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/investigations/new-twist-on-cashapp-support-scams-drains-customer-accounts-instantly/63-b788278a-6f28-4946-a0d1-1439212b278a
THE CASH CIRCLE SCAM – “BLESSINGS”
The Cash Circle scam is the modern version of a chain letter. And as complex as they try to make the game, the only thing that will result is you losing your money.
Also called “The Blessing Loom”, “The Money Board”, “The Mandala Game”, “Blessing Circle”, “Giving Circle” and “Infinity Loom” you are promised big returns for a small upfront investment. Typically for $100, you will receive $800 from other people participating in the circle. This scam is a garden variety Pyramid Scheme however worse because typically you will receive no money back in return at all.
Scammers target vulnerable Cash App users on Twitter and Instagram through fake requests, money flipping and mobile application referrals, while YouTube videos promote fake Cash App generators. Here’s what you need to know. https://www.tenable.com/blog/cash-app-scams-legitimate-giveaways-provide-boost-to-opportunistic-scammers
In the posts from Cash App scammers, you’ll often see the Cash App scammer replying with “Dm me” messages to potential victims. (“DM me” – means a request to send one a direct message.) They can also reply “inbox me” or any other phrases asking to contact them privately on SM platforms.
Some of the Cash App scammers use their other scam accounts to foster fake engagement by liking, retweeting or replying in an effort to create a sense of legitimacy around their scams.
Rodna Thompson lost early a thousand dollars from her checking account when she was baited into calling Cash App customer support, except she didn’t reach a representative, it was an impostor. https://www.wmar2news.com/matterformallory/woman-baited-into-calling-cash-app-support-loses-1-000-to-an-impostor
Kristina McClure, a Cash App user in Tennessee, from Knoxville saw her $600 stimulus payment disappear from her account in minutes while using the mobile payment service https://www.newsweek.com/second-stimulus-check-600-cash-app-mobile-payment-issue-scam-fraud-1560885
Good luck! Be smart, be safe, be vigilant!
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