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Beware New Group Owners !!!

Be On Alert New Group Owners !!! There is new way scam artists are doing things now and there is only one way to stop it right now.

Scam artists and spammers have found a new way to get out information about scams and rogue websites and it makes it look like your group sent it out so your members will think it is a legitimate thing.

What they are now doing is going to new groups and they are creating fake events from within the groups and asking people to click on the links to go to their site. These events go out to every member in the group. 

I have had it happen to me today from all places the MW Memoriam Group, where we send our condolence to families and friends who have lost someone, and I have confirmed 6 other group owners had the same thing happen to them.

The only way to stop this from happening is to close your walls and make it so only admins can post. I know not what you want to hear but it is the only true way to stop a rouge member from doing this. As any member can create an event or create a Doc that has a bogus link in it. By closing the wall it makes it so only admins can create anything for the new groups. 

Yes you do have control of what members you let in but the question is do you really know they wont do something to hurt you, your group & your members. 

I am trying to contact Facebook to see if this is something that us new group owners & admins can have control of so not everyone can do what they want in a new group. I don’t think it is fair to have us have to shut down our walls to prevent stuff like this. But I don’t hold out much hope right now in getting this changed unless we all band together and ask for the changes. Maybe then we can get Facebook to listen. 

So for now your options are this, you can either shut down your walls to make it where only admins can post or you watch it like a hawk and hope no one does anything. I also suggest that even if your group is an open group you make it so admins have to approve anyone who wants to join, so you can check out who is joining and make sure you want them in your group. Sorry Everyone !!! 

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May 17, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs

1 Comment »

  1. OK, how do I only allow admins to post?

    Comment by Master Boss~☻{420MW}☻ Jack Daniels ~ | May 17, 2011 | Reply


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