So… we have a problem. And we’re sure a lot of y’all have encountered it too.
There are, unfortunately, a lot of SCAMMERS lurking around the Home Free community. We’ve posted and tweeted about this in the past, but now feel the need to digitally staple this blog post to the top of our website to help prevent our fans from being scammed.
Please read through this… it’s very important.
These are people who will comment on our Instagram, Facebook, and other social posts asking to be friends, for money, or pretending to have a big opportunity for y’all. Some even impersonate our individual members, making fake pages or groups with photos that are pulled from our profiles and made to look a real page. To be abundantly clear on this: anything that is not DIRECTLY from our verified social handles is NOT US. For a reminder, here are our OFFICIAL social handles:
SPOTTING and REPORTING SCAMMERS
We can’t catch every scammer, because as soon as we report them, they make new accounts, and the big tech companies take a while to get around to our complaints. It’s like playing a digital game of whack-a-mole. And meanwhile, we’ve heard stories of fans who get fooled by scammers while we’re waiting on the platforms to get rid of a page. This is all to say that we need you to be smart about how you engage with us and our community on social media. The general rule of thumb is that if it feels fishy in the slightest, it probably is. If you spot a scammer, feel free to report them.
Here are the guidelines on how to report them via each platform:
Facebook and Instagram - https://www.facebook.com/help/306643639690823
We are so sick and tired of scammers that we are asking our most passionate fans to do something for us. And this is something we’d ordinarily NEVER do, but we feel no compassion for these people who have repeatedly taken advantage of our fans. If you’re a fan and you spot a scammer in comments, drag these a**holes through the mud, and publicly shame them on social media. If you see a scammer profile commenting on a Facebook post (common) or Instagram or TikTok (less common) then jump in and call them a scammer!
Reply and comment back that you KNOW they are scamming and that everyone on that post should be aware. Tell everyone in the comments to block that profile so that they don’t get it confused with our real profiles. We can’t be everywhere to police these comments, but we know our fans are. So we’re officially deputizing you all in our efforts to rid our community of these awful, awful scammers.
THE MOST WANTED: KNOWN SCAMMERS
Here is a list of some of our most wanted scammers. We have reported and blocked most of them, but many continue to pop up. They are created and deleted constantly, so if you ever see any of these fake pages, please block and report them and let us know so we can do the same.
FAKE FACEBOOK PAGES
SCAMMER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS
Just a quick note on these: we can’t even try to pull the ones from Facebook because they are deleted and create new ones every few days. These are only instagram accounts, but if you are on Facebook and see someone respond to your comment, click their page and make SURE they are a real person and have enough real information to deduce that they are a real person before you engage with them.
The scammers continue to get more and more sophisticated, so always be on your toes, and please let us know if you see anything fishy so we can do our best to try to get those pages taken down. Thank you all for doing your part to make this a safe community ❤️
Thankful for our awesome fans,
Adam, Austin, Chance, Rob, and Tim