It has come to my attention that groups on facebook are a excellent way to gather like minded people together in order to scam them. If a scammer is aware of your interests, it is much easier for them to find an in to obtain your personal information. For example, if you have a cake business and join a cake decorating group, you are likely to share your business page and website. It is easy for a scammer to try to manipulate further information from you in this way. Also if you do join a group on Facebook, do not download anything in relation to that group. There are no downloads that run groups better or change your profile colors etc. Also, be aware that you can troll the page of the administrator before accepting group invites. If they are based in another country, this is a red flag. You can also look into the people that rate and like the related pages and businesses. Often they are not posting from or about the area they claim to live and that is another red flag. Any profile that has generic looking pictures and posts should be suspect. Scammers have a great deal of access via facebook, but so do we. I have seen people in a safe group be invited to exclusive secret groups and then heard reports of the credit card scam e-mails in broken English following shortly. It is clear to me the origin. Be safe :)
thank you 7burnedlillies good stuff-- appreciate it
AGenerally people that post spammy stuff are ignored and or kicked out of those groups anyways. It's not hard to spot people with agendas.
It is also wise to know that if your contact info is on your business facebook, which is linked to your personal Facebook, Pictures of your children come with an address and phone number........ Many Cakers are SAH moms with little kids. Vulnerable demographic. Not wanting to cause alarm, just sharing safety tips :)