The goal of these types of scams is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information about themselves, which can then be used to commit identity theft.
Please note that Lions Clubs International – nor anyone purporting as a Lions Club or part of the Lions Clubs International Foundation – makes cold (unsolicited) calls asking for financial donations, nor do we contact anyone through their personal Facebook accounts asking for money.
If you receive a suspicious email, text, or social media message, please follow the LCI guidelines via this link: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/blog/protect-yourself-from-scams
If you have recently received a suspicious message via facebook, please report it directly to Facebook. See: How to report things on Facebook.
For further help on how to avoid Facebook scams, see: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/how-to-spot-and-avoid-facebook-scams