Cash App scam Facebook is a recently trending combined form of Cash App + Facebook scam. This scam method, as the name implies, combines 2 platforms – Cash App and Facebook – to cash out from the mark.
This scam method is known for marks or targets being promised $750 in Cash App rewards. However, this publication will deviate from the traditional $750 trademark already busted.
What this means is that if you intend to run this scam method, promising $750 for the target’s information is merely telling your mark, “Look, this is the Cash App Facebook scam, and I’m here to scam you!”
How the $750 Cash App scam works on Facebook
The $750 Cash App promise scam works by promising to bless someone with $750 after they complete a task. This is a Facebook blessing scam that works differently from Cash App flipping fraud since it does not require money from the mark.
The whole idea is to collect a target/mark’s personal information. Then the information can be sold via the dark web or even used to phish or run credit cards without authorization.
What you can do with the data depends on the type of data. Typically, the data is collected using Google doc surveys hosted on sites.google.com, a free website creation platform.
This website allows anyone to customize a professional website that convinces your targets to believe you are real. And with the $750 promise or blessing, your marks do not mind a simple survey to get the money, even though your aim is to phish.
This section of the publication explains the steps to do the Cash App scam on Facebook:
- Create a fake Facebook page and phishing site
The first step is to create a fake Facebook account. This includes using fake information, starting from the account name, display picture, etc.
Give the page a simple name that is not generic. A generic name will be something like “Cash App blessings group”, “Rewards for Cash App”, etc. Using names like this is a red flag.
You want to use a name that probably does not even exist on Facebook. The idea is to stand out and be unique. You can give the page a name like “Micah Made It”, “Frith”, etc. The name does not have to be meaningful.
Now, go to sites.google.com and create the phishing survey site template or use Google Docs. You can search online for the steps to go about these creations.
- Gather followers
People will trust you if you have many followers. Unfortunately, it can be expensive to make bot followers. You would not also want to create one thousand fake Facebook accounts just to add them to the page to make it look legit.
You need at least 5,000 members. And the fastest way to reach this number is to begin the page like a legit one. You can even use it for posting get-rich guides, or even occasionally give out $1 to $5 rewards to random members.
Gathering more followers requires running Facebook ads, so have spare cash to spend on Fb ads.
You can even lie about rewarding members, or add a few fake accounts and make them pretend to be getting the rewards.
One thing to note is that your fake page needs an identity because people would want to know how you make the money you give out. You can pretend to be a dry cleaning business, a wealthy crypto trader, etc.
- Make fake cash promises
When the Facebook page trust increases, you slowly roll out the Cash App promise scam. Initially, you were faking giving money to the members, but now you would be making promises to collect personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account logins, SSN, etc.
As mentioned earlier, the traditional Cash App reward is $750. However, some Facebook users may already know the $750 trick, which also appears too good to be true.
Perhaps, you could reduce the reward amount to $50 to $100. You need to give an explanation for how you easily make much money to give out.
Create a Google site via sites.google.com where you have explained a fake business you run for the money. You can explain your intentions on the website to be such that your target helping people in need.
- Delete comments that expose the scam
You will occasionally get some comments you need to hide following Facebook’s guide. These comments come from scam busters who have figured out you are running a scam scheme.
The comments will be something like:
- “F**king scammer! Stay away from him.”
- “This is a scam, guys.” Etc.
You also have to block users like this to prevent them from reporting your Facebook page.
According to Facebook, comments you hide from a post on your Fb page are still visible to the person who wrote it and their friends but not to other people who are not their friends.
Any replies to that comment will also be hidden. You can also hide specific replies to a comment by selecting and hiding them separately. Hiding replies to comment does not hide the original comment.
You can, instead, just delete the comments that bust your Cash App Facebook scam. Deleting a comment from a post on your Facebook page removes it from the post completely.
- Create surveys for your marks
At this point, you would have created your fake survey website via sites.google.com.
You will then start creating Facebook blessing posts on your page, indicating that you target people who need money and not those who already have. You can even encourage others who have money to join your campaign by helping others with money gifts.
Specify that your platform for payment is Cash App. You do not have to create a Cash App account since you will not be sending the cash though.
The surveys should be brief in Google Docs or on sites.google.com. Now, ask interested users who want your Cash App money blessing to follow the link from the page. The link should then ask for personal identifiable information (PII), including their Cash App login (where you claim your company uses to send the money). Use a URL shortener to conceal the link before sharing it on Facebook.
- Collect personal information
Finally, collect the personal information your marks have entered on the docs or sites.google.com, making them your victims.
You can use the information to fake your identity, start phishing attacks, or collect bank information. The information you collect depends on the questions you include in the survey for them to win your Cash App money reward.
Facebook tends not to bother about Cash App scams going on via the platform. However, you do not have to be too relaxed, or your page will be suspended. This means you have to constantly block people that claim you are a scammer. You need to delete comments that will stop new users, and you also have to regularly post fake rewards or chats showing rewards to glue people to the scam.