that are messing around with Facebook. Men aren’t the only ones who are ruining the integrity of Facebook. Yes, I am an idealist. I want to believe that every face I see on the internet is really the person that I’m having the conversation with. No, I don’t still believe in Santa, but I sure wish I did.
How could I not want a friend who wears a cool cat shirt?
When Mary Keating asked me for a Facebook friendship, I judged her picture and said yes. It’s always the new friends that message you almost immediately after being accepted that sends red flags up. Maybe I ought to pick different colors so red isn’t always seen as bad.
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You’re friends on Facebook
Its the (COMMUNITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) It’s a Give back money grant offer from the Financial domestic assistance agency to help people maintain the standard of living, Oh I thought you have heard it already!
What makes you think I am interested?
I even thought you have been contacted already because I saw your name among the winner list when the CFA agent brought cash to me and I wonder if you have got yours ?
Damn. Another bogus Facebook friendship. I will tell authorities that Mary Keating has been hacked. Do something productive with your intelligence.
I didn’t get a chance to complain to authorities. When I clicked on Mary’s link I got this with a cute little hazardous sign.
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We’ve received reports of “agents” contacting consumers about grants from “Empowerment Financial Domestic Assistance“, “Community for Federal Domestic Assistance”, and other similarly named programs.
This is a scam playing off the federal “Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)” which “does not use social media or direct phone contact to solicit, review, or make awards.”
Reports of similar scams began to surface last spring and continue to pop up across the country.
If anyone contacts you about free federal money, be instantly skeptical, never give out personal information, and report everything to the BBB at bbb.org, the FBI at ic3.gov, and the GSA Inspector General Fraud Line at (800) 424-5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One woman wrote about how someone was using her mother’s picture for the scam and said she was feeling pissed off at specific people as if she knew the hackers. I have no clue if Winston Blair is related to Esther. Guyana. The CFA gets around. Readers beware.