Line/Facebook Scam

WHAT IS A Line/Facebook Scam?

Scammers hack into your Facebook or Line account and use your identity to ask contacts to buy iTunes or other gift cards for them. Conversely, you might be asked by a friend to buy the cards urgently.

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  • You have trouble logging into your account
  • Your phone data bill is larger than usual
  • Never agree to an unexpected request from a friend without calling them first to verify if they want you to buy the gift card
  • Be extra careful with dealings over mobile message platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype or Line

What to look out for

  • You have trouble logging into your account
  • Your phone data bill is larger than usual

How to protect yourself

  • Never agree to an unexpected request from a friend without calling them first to verify if they want you to buy the gift card
  • Be extra careful with dealings over mobile message platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype or Line

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