BEWARE: Michigan Attorney General Says Fake Facebook Posts Are Out There
In a world where scams and fake Facebook posts populate our lives! Sound like a cool movie trailer soundtrack doesn't it. Well, this isn't a movie trailer. Sadly, it's very true. We are actually living in a world of con artists, thieves, scammers, and bogus Facebook posts.
I don't know if you caught this, but Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a clarification of a Facebook post circulating online that claims to be from her office, but is not from the Department of Attorney General. The post was shared last week and has received thousands of comments and shares. Not so fast there. Here is a portion of the shared post.
“To be clear, the information contained in the post did not come from the Department of Attorney General. This is a reminder that you should scrutinize posts you see on social media before sharing them to your networks.”
In checking with the Canton Police Department they said the so-called alleged incident described in the post did not ever result in a report to them.
Also, as crazy as this is, the post claims drivers can dial 1-1-2 to reach police dispatch. What the heck, that's not even a number. We all know that in an emergency and we need to reach the police department or fire department, or have a medical emergency, we call what number?? 9-1-1, of course! Geeze!
Amazingly, I found there are websites that will help you create a fake post, fake comments, whatever you want, no lie. Now, with just a few clicks you can become a scammer, too.
I'm sorry, but no thanks.
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