Here is what to look out for and how to stay safe from scammers:
Look for any suspicious behaviors before accepting a friend request or responding to a message. If someone claims to be a friend or relative in an emergency, or asks you for advance fees to receive a loan, prize or other winnings, slow down, do not engage, and remember, you always have the option to report them to Facebook and Instagram.
Scammers often try to get people to act quickly. If you get a suspicious email or message claiming to be from Meta or other legitimate companies and institutions, verify the sender and don't click any links or attachments. You can verify if an email comes from Meta in your settings on Facebook and Instagram.
Be suspicious before entering your social media or other online login and password when someone asks you to enter. Keep caution when a new third-party app you just downloaded requires you to login with your Facebook account before you can use its functionality. Don't share requests from unknown accounts asking for your passwords, social security number, credit card or other financial details. Report them to Facebook and Instagram.
If you think you’ve encountered a scam on our platform, please report it to us by clicking the ‘Report post’ or ‘Report photo’ button.