The Groupme Scam is tricking people to believe in a fake message that claims to give free iPads and iPhones. If you have received a similar message, here is how to deal with it.
Online scams have become quite common these days. Users on social messaging applications especially have become vulnerable to such scams as fake messages are widespread on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram. Besides these applications, Facebook users have also fallen prey to such scams.
Other than social platforms, crooks have also trapped people via SMS and email scams. The most common forms of scams are SMS scams and Email scams in which fraudsters impersonate giant companies or business organizations. After luring users for free gifts, crooks ask the users to participate in fake surveys that are a major tool for identity thefts.
Currently, GroupMe users are encountering a fake message that claims to give them free gifts. If you are among the users who have received such a message, here is how to deal with it.
What Is Groupme Scam
The GroupMe scam is a viral fake message that is being sent to GroupMe users. The message imitates to be from GroupMe Support. Here is what the message reads, “GroupMe Support.
Hello! We sent you a FREE iPhone 11 Pro
Congratulations! Claim now.
Along with the message comes a link as follows,
Upon clicking on the link, users get directed to a suspicious website. According to experts, the purpose behind this scam is to direct traffic towards a particular website that is attached to the link being circulated via a fake message.
This fake message has spread like a wildfire and thousands of users are at risk to fall prey to crooks and identity theft. If you have received this message, kindly ignore, because it is a big scam.
Many users have reported that they have received a message from “Bella” stating that the user is selected as a winner of an iPad Pro. The majority of users have claimed that they are receiving this message from a lady named “Bella. If you have received this text from anyone other than “Bella” post it in the comment section so that users will get to know more about this scam.
How To Report Groupme Spam
To get rid of such scams and abusive messages, GroupMe users have an option to report them. If you don’t know how to do that, we have got you covered. Follow the below steps and report fake and unwanted messages.
To report abusive messages:
- Long tap on the message you want to report.
- By doing so, you will receive an option that reads “Report a concern”, tap on it.
- Now, choose the type of concern and add all required details about the message.
- Tap on the send button.
Report a contact for abuse:
- In the “Navigation Menu”, select “report a concern”.
- Next, choose the type of concern and add any further details required.
- Another way to report a user is to switch the toggle.
- Once you are done, tap on the send button.
Report group for abuse:
- Firstly, tap on the group you want to report.
- Tap on the group’s profile image and head towards settings.
- Scroll down until you get the option, “Report a Concern.”
- Select the type of concern according to the behavior of group.
- Finally tap on the send button.
You can also simply ignore the fake messages to be on the safe side. Also, you must inform your friends and family about any potential scam. Also, do not forward any unauthentic news to your contacts.
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To be safe from Groupme Scam, do not rely on unauthentic giveaways messages. Also, do not click on the links attached to such suspicious text messages.