No, Tyler Perry is NOT Going to Send You Money!

posted by Jeff Cecil -

There's a new Facebook scam going around saying that Tyler Perry is going to send you money if you like a share a comment. This is no different than the Bill Gates scam a couple years ago or the one that says Mark Zuckerberg will send you money. It's just not true.

The posts originate from pages called, Tyler Perry, Tyler Emit Perry and Tyler Perry Jr. These pages and posts have absolutely NOTHING to do with the Director/Actor.

A simple click on the actual profile will show you that it is NOT a verified page. Though it says, "Verified by Mark Zuckerberg" (Which is funny by itself)

If you want, you can see Tyler Perry's actual page, here.

The purpose behind some of these scams is to locate "gullible" people to trick them into thinking they won something. Once someone picks up on it or shares it, the page will ask the "gullible" one to pay an advanced fee to claim the prize. The payment is then NOT returned and there is no prize.

Other times, the page will ask for info line your full name, email address, mailing address, etc. and begin to send you unwanted emails, junk mail, phone calls, etc.

Unfortunately, if you completed the "survey" there's not much you can do to fix it. If you supplied your personal banking and or credit information, it's probably best if you call your bank for assistance. If you used a payment service online, it's a good idea to contact them directly and let them know. It's possible that you will get your money back.

And this probably goes without saying but, unlike the page that scammed you and report them to Facebook. Also, any friends that you tagged in the post(s) it might be a good idea to let them know too. And just to be on the safe side, change your Facebook password.

Also, while we're at it, nobody is giving away a truck because the last "winner" did not pick it up or return their Facebook message.

I'll tell you what...Share this with your friends and I won't send you money.

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