You might have come across several posts on Facebook from accounts and pages named Tyler Perry, Tyler Emit Perry, Tyler Perry Jr., and others that claim to be giving away cash and other prizes to people who share their content. To be clear, Tyler Perry is not giving away cash on Facebook to people who share his posts. These posts are published by fake Tyler Perry accounts that have nothing to do with the American director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian named Tyler Perry. The fake posts get shared on Facebook by people duped by the fraudulent claims.
The scam can easily be debunked by most people who visit the fake pages or accounts. For starters, one of the pages named Tyler Perry Jr. says that it is “Verified By Mark Zuckerberg” even though the page is not verified. Tyler Perry Jr. is also not Tyler Perry’s real name. It is Emmitt Perry Jr.. Tyler Perry’s official Facebook page is verified and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TylerPerry/
There are also many similar scams such as the TiP is not giving away money on Facebook scam. In addition, we have fully researched the scam and have verified it as such. These types of scams are very common and easy to decipher for most people. That doesn’t mean that other people will not be deceived by the scams in hope to obtain a free prize.
The purpose of scams like these varies. They are usually done to locate ‘gullible’ people on the social network in order to trick them into thinking they won a prize. The Facebook page or an account associated with the page will then ask the target to pay an advanced fee to obtain the prize. The payment made to the scammer is not returned and no prize will be rewarded. This is called advanced-free fraud.
Sometimes these scams direct victims to uninterrupted surveys designed to phish personal information submitted by the visitor. The surveys will ask for information such as email addresses, full names, home addresses, and more. The information collected by the surveys are then used for a variety of objectives. If your information has been accumulated, you can expect unwanted phone calls at home, junk mail, spam email messages, and more.
This is an example of a post shared by a fake Tyler Perry Facebook page. The post also says that Oprah will be involved in some sort of faux Facebook giveaway.
If You Need Help Or You Know Anybody Who Is Having Money Problems ( SHARE NOW ) I’m About To Do Something Major In the Next Few Days & That’s My Right Hand To God So Be Sure To SHARE This. I’m Watching.💰💰 CASH ON DEMAND
What to do if you fell for the scam
If you completed online surveys associated with this Facebook scam there is not much that you can do. However, if you supplied your personal banking or credit information to a survey it is strongly suggested to contact your bank or credit institution for assistance.
If you sent an advanced payment in order to receive a prize contact your bank or credit card and file a claim against the transaction. Explain to your bank or the credit card company what happened in order to receive assistance for the matter.
If you used an online payment service to make an advanced payment contact them and let them know what happened. It is possible that you will be able to receive your money back from them.
Furthermore, terminate all association with the Facebook page. Unlike the Facebook page, report the Facebook page, tell friends that you might have tagged about the scam, and even change your Facebook password for safe measure.