This “Friend Request” appeared on my facebook page.
I copied and pasted the persons name into the facebook search box and clicked the magnifying glass to find out if a facebook page would appear. I did this because when something like this appears you do not want to click on any buttons or links provided with any invitation that is suspected as a scam. The Facebook page displayed below appeared. I thought this looked strange for a couple of reasons, so I went to Google and entered the name in the Google search. The Google links indicated this was a scam on Facebook.
(While putting this together the page below was removed from Facebook, so it may not appear again on the location listed.)
I found the blog below on Google for Publishers Clearing House Scams: http://blog.pch.com/blog/2014/02/25/beware-of-publishers-clearing-house-scams/comment-page-65/
(I hope PCH doesn’t mind that I copied their page here.)
This site lists 4 scams that are using PCH, Publishers Clearing House to scam people.
Number 1 and 2:
Number 3 and 4:
See number 4: Facebook friend request scam. Publishers Clearing House says they will never send friend requests on Facebook.
What should you do if you receive a friend request from PCH on Facebook?
- Delete the request
- Report the page to Facebook