DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office
We have noticed scammers and phishers commenting on our Facebook comment sections on various posts, replying to users’ comments, and telling them to “Inbox me”, “Dm me”, or “Sent you a Dm”. Sometimes these accounts will also comment on posts such as a traffic crash or a certain arrest with a suspicious link that they claim is video of the incident. Be very cautious when any link is posted in any comment section, as there are numerous phishing and scam accounts trying to scam or steal your personal information.
– Phishing is usually done through an email or website link and is a type of social engineering attack used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers, or other personal information.
– Scammers will have you “dm” them in an effort to send the phishing link in a Facebook Messenger “Direct Message” or to pitch a different type of fraud scheme.
These comments are common on posts that have a lot of social traffic or engagement in the comment section, and can happen to any social media post (not just law enforcement’s).
We want to make everyone cautious of these types of comments. Thank you for reading this post, and we encourage you to share it!