Facebook scams are nothing new. We’ve heard of ways to win free iPads, Costco giftcards, and even free airline tickets. Even though we know Facebook is plagued with new scams all the time, users are still being tricked every day. The latest craze to hit social media giant is a weight loss scam.
Given that a few of us (me included) are already falling behind on our new year’s resolutions, a short cut couldn’t come at a better time. But take it easy on that clicker finger. This scam invites you to click a link that boasts something about losing 10 pounds in one week thanks to the HCG diet.
If you click the link, you’ll be asked to immediately share it with all your friends and of course praise the miracles of the HCG diet. How do you endorse something you haven’t even tried yet? Well I’m still scratching my head over that one. Ah yes, these are the standard signs of a typical scam.
So I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel any lighter after writing out these instructions and I doubt I would if I had even clicked on the link. My recommendation is simple. Save yourself the hassle and say no to this Facebook scam. And then maybe hit the gym… if you’re so inclined.