Fake Facebook Account Offering Giveaway Reported by Winery Near Rochester, Minnesota
If you get a note from Four Daughter's Vineyard and Winery saying you won a $50 gift card, or a link to enter a giveaway, you may want to stop jumping up and down. According to the Facebook post that they just shared, it sounds like someone is scamming their page and sending out fake Facebook messages.
So there seems to be a spam page (FourDaughtrs Vineyard-Winery. Notice the strange spelling?) impersonating our business page this afternoon. If you get a friend request, go ahead and report the spammer. We sure did! Hopefully it'll go away quickly and we can all get back to our enjoying our snowy day. Thank you for your help!! There's not much we can do except hope that you all report it too and it gets taken down.
If you're not sure how to report phishy things, here's a step by step!
*Go to the profile or Page of the impersonating account.
*Click below the cover photo on the three dots.
*Select Find Support or Report Page.
- Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery Facebook Page
Here's the fake Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery Facebook Page
I went to try to find the fake page and see if it still exists and it didn't take long to make that happen. The scammers took photos and videos from the original Facebook page, posted them all just a few hours ago, and started sending out fake messages to people. You can see below from the photo of the scam on their page that the name is obviously not the same as the real page. Whatever you do, do NOT click on the link in the posts on this fake page. You never know what those could lead to or if it could lead to viruses on your own devices.
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If you ever get a text message from a stranger with a link - don't click it. If the person is something that really needs you to follow through, they will call you. But there is a good chance this stranger sending you links is a scammer. Below are 20 other text and e-mail scams that seem to be pretty popular too! Scroll through and proceed with caution!