Facebook scammers are also trying to trick users into giving up personal information. They often ask victims to fill out an application form for a grant or other offer that requires personal information, such as Social Security numbers or addresses.
The BBB warns Facebook users:
Be wary of your friends' tastes online: Email messages, social posts and Facebook Messenger chats can all be hacked or impersonated.
Report scams to Facebook: Alert Facebook to fake or copied profiles and report spam messages or compromised accounts.
The Better Business Bureau also asks anyone who has fallen for this type of scam to report it at BBB.org/ScamTracker.