Since a couple of weeks a friend of mine is sharing stuff like: "when this gets shared X times the first/random X persons get 1000$"(or more), most likely in the hopes of easy money. I'm highly sceptical about that.
cheking those accounts they do those sharings quite regularly (i've seen some accounts doing that multiple times per week). they sometimes say, that they got rich by investing and now have so much money... they just share it. they sometimes show pictures of - what LOOKS like - a paypal account with a positive way above 1 Million $ balance.
Now this could actually be real... but fast&easy money usually doenst exist; and when its to good to be true... it probably is. Why give money to total strangers when you could share it with friends or charities?
But how would such a scam work (if it is one)?
If they ask for bank account informations or you have to make an initial transaction it would be a red flag and i wouldnt ask.
If it uses paypal, would they wait some time for the transaction to be cleared and reverse the transaction for whatever reasons (e.g. bank refuses transaction)? Would something like that work?