LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) --
In this Rip-Off Alert, the Better Business Bureau
says social media sites are impersonating popular church leaders.
For example, a Facebook poster pretended to be televangelist Joel Osteen.
Once the imposter gained a following, they ask for donations to fill their own wallets.
The BBB found that the charity didn't exist -- the whole account was a scam.
To avoid these scams, follow these suggestions:
- Perform a quick search on the site before you friend someone.
- Look up the charity before giving.
- If the account is fake, don't like, comment or share the site -- it just spreads the problem.
- Report the fake account so the website can take action.