I’ve recently noticed a major increase in the number of scam posts claiming to offer Ray Ban sunglasses at huge discounts, often at up to 90% off.
These Ray Ban discount scams have been making the rounds for years, but typically just a few here and there at any given time.
But right now it seems they’re everywhere.
These Ray Ban scams take many forms, but most of them involve a simple image similar to the one below:
There are generally two possible results you can expect if you choose to interact with one of these scam posts:
1 – If you click on the image or type the web address that printed on it into your browser’s address bar you’ll be taken to a malicious website that will either infect your device with malware or attempt to steal your personal and financial info.
And in some cases, it will do both.
2 – If you click one of the “reaction” buttons on the post or share it you help the scammer build up “social proof” on their page by boosting the number of likes and shares it has gained.
The scammers then leverage the page’s increased popularity to promote other scams. You can read more about that in this post that explains why it’s a bad idea to interact with “bait posts”.
Bottom line: Every post you see on social media claiming that you can buy expensive Ray Ban sunglasses for pennies on the dollar are fraudulent. There are no exceptions.
If you see one of these posts pop up in your Newsfeed or land in your Messenger inbox, I recommend that you simply delete it and forget about it.
It certainly wouldn’t hurt to report it to Facebook or Instagram as a fraudulent post, but truth be told it probably wouldn’t do much good.
These posts have been making the rounds for years and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
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