Playing Safe, Playing Smart!
The dangers of the internet aren’t getting better, if anything, they’re getting worse. As technology improves, people come up with even more clever ways to avoid detection while stealing from honest, hard working people. I’m not saying this to scare you, I’m saying this because I want you to be aware of this very real threat to your finances and personal information.
We at PrizeGrab want our PrizeGrabbers to have fun and be safe. For this goal to be accomplished, we must consistently share information regarding the impostor threat.
The definition of impostor is: a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.
When we use the word impostor, it is a literal application of the word! Impostors create new accounts and then steal images directly from our page to utilize in an attempt to deceive our PrizeGrabbers into sending them money.
You may be thinking, “How do you tell the difference between their profile and the real PrizeGrab Facebook page?” Simple! There is only one official PrizeGrab Facebook page and that’s https://www.facebook.com/PrizeGrab/. Any and all others are impostors!
I’m going to let you in on a secret. We cannot, in any capacity, send messages directly to a member, unsolicited, from the PrizeGrab Facebook page. This is something a Facebook business page cannot do. We can, however, answer your questions and concerns when you message our page.
What this means is that anyone who messages you directly, or friend requests you, claiming to be with PrizeGrab, will always be an impostor. This is another simple way to help you identify an impostor!
One more very important fact to remember is that we will never ask you for money to claim a prize. Impostors will always ask you for money, always! If you ignored all the information shared above, at least remember this! This will help protect your finances!
- We will never ask you for money to claim a prize
- We do not send friend requests
- We do not send unsolicited messages to PrizeGrabbers
- There is only one official PrizeGrab Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrizeGrab/
It’s important to remember all of the information I shared, however, if you take away only one of the bullet points above, you can identify an impostor. I’ll give you a few examples:
1. You receive a friend request from Joe Howard. He tells you he’s with PrizeGrab.
We do not send friend requests and we do not message our members unsolicited.
2. John Dickson has told you that you won $1,000,000 USD, a Mercedes Benz and a $100 Wal-Mart gift card.
We do not send our members unsolicited messages, we only notify our winners via e-mail and the prize you were told you won is not an actual prize on PrizeGrab.com!
3. Lomay Brown is asking you for $499.99 to claim your winnings of $5,000,000 USD.
We do not send our members unsolicited messages, we only notify our winners via e-mail, the prize you were told you won is not an actual prize on PrizeGrab.com and we will never ask you for money to claim a prize!
These are just a few examples of how easy it is to identify an impostor with the information I shared.
There is something you can do to help combat the impostor threat and help keep your fellow PrizeGrabbers safe. When you receive a friend request or message from an impostor, feel free to message our page with the profile name, and if possible, a link leading directly to the profile.
Like I said above, impostors are getting more clever by the day and they’re finding ways to hide their profiles from our team. With your help, we can find them quickly and get them taken down even quicker!
We must play safe and we must play smart. With this information in hand, both are easily possible!
COMMENT BELOW with any tips YOU have in mind you would like to share with our fellow PrizeGrabbers!