Scammers just love Facebook! It allows them to quickly and cheaply reach huge numbers of potential victims. And, Facebook is completely free, very easy to use, and accessible to people at all levels of Internet savviness. So, alas, there is a never ending supply of naive and inexperienced users that Facebook scammers can target at will.
Internet messages that falsely claim that a celebrity has died have been around for many a long year. In earlier times, these messages tended to be just silly poor-taste hoaxes that posed no real security threat to recipients. But, alas, the modern incarnations of these fake death messages tend to be considerably more sinister.
Post circulating on Facebook asks users to participate in a “secret wine bottle exchange” in which participants can supposedly send just one bottle of wine and receive up to 36 bottles in return.
Message circulating on Facebook is supposedly addressed to someone who attempted to steal Christmas lights from the house of the person who posted the message but inadvertently left his or her phone behind while still logged into Facebook. The message suggests that people click a link to the thief’s Facebook profile in the hope that someone will know who it is.
In homage to Halloween, we’ve resurrected five of our spookiest hoaxes for your reading pleasure!
Despite thorough debunking, these silly hoaxes somehow manage to fool a great many Facebook users each and every time they reappear. Which may leave the rest of us face palming in frustration.
Internet giant Yahoo has now officially confirmed that at least 500 million accounts were compromised in a massive 2014 security breach.
Facebook is awash with bogus competition pages. You know, the ones that promise amazing prizes such as store vouchers, holidays, luxury vehicles, ocean cruises, free air travel, and even houses in exchange for liking, sharing, commenting, and filling in surveys. And, despite many warnings about such scams, very large numbers of Facebook users still fall for them every day.
Every time I publish an article about a scam attempt, there are at least a few comments suggesting that if people are dumb enough to fall for such a trick, they DESERVE to be scammed. ...
Of course, the majority of Internet users will know immediately that the girl in this picture just has a piece of ham on her face and she is neither suffering from an incurable skin ...