09 Jul Is mel gibson really sharing his wealth tips?
I’ve seen it a few times on Facebook now, so it’s time to put it to rest.
Facebook scammers are using celebrities to ‘endorse’ their scamming efforts by posting links and using real accounts to comment on the post.
In the current adaptation of the attempt, The hacker hacks a persons Facebook account and posts a link with a photo of Gibson with the heading reading “How Mel Gibsons Latest Investment Has Australians Making Up To $2,500 a day”. They also tag 40 or more contacts of the person that the account belongs to.
When the link is clicked, the article claims that Mel Gibson appeared on The Project and “announced a new ‘wealth loophole’ which he says can transform anyone into a millionaire within 3-4 months”.
Being around technology and having a good understanding of hacking methods, it’s pretty easy for us to see through this one, but then the hacker does something else to give the post credibility.
Using the account they posted the link from, they post a comment saying the system works.
“Definitely worth a read! I wanted to wait and make sure it was safe first, but sure enough I’ve just been paid out $1,080 for the last 3 days straight into my bank”
People often ask us tech-heads why the scammers continue to do these types of things and the simple fact is… they work. People do fall victim to the scam, and when they do, they are too embarrassed to speak up and warn others.
Put simply, Mel Gibson is not sharing his wealth tips with you. Don’t invest.
If you or someone you know has ‘posted’,’ shared’ or ‘tagged’ people in this, please let them know and share this article with them. Advidse them to immediately change their Facebook password and turn on two-factor login through their Facebook settings.
Other headings for the scam attempt include,
“How Mel Gibson’s Latest Investment Has Big Banks Terrified”
“How Mel Gibson’s Latest investment Has Australians Making Up To $63K A Month
“SPECIAL REPORT😊: Mel Gibson’s Latest Investment Has Experts in Awe And Big”
If you think you’ve been a victim of an online scammer, get in touch with Melton Computers 1800 234 124 or Ballan Computers 03 568 2611.