Facebook Scams

Friend requests from weird accounts, marketplace listings that seem too good to be true, profiles of people that already have profiles…these are just a few examples of Facebook scams. Phishing and other acts of fraud are rife on the world’s largest social network. 

There are a number of widespread scams on that platform, such as the many Facebook friend request scams, many of which are phishing accounts just trying to get your information.

 

Facebook Scams: List Below

Facebook marketplace scams are also popular, as classified ads have always attracted fraud and other illicit practices. 

You also have to be careful of Facebook messenger scams, including messages from random people. Take care in what Facebook apps you use, as many of the games and quizzes are phishing operations in disguise. 

Put this page on your friends’ list, and learn about the Facebook scams that are prevalent. See below:

Facebook No Swearing Campaign

Is Facebook Closing Accounts For Swearing? In a similar way to the Facebook Copyright Protection or the Facebook Privacy Notice, a new wave of shares these days is promoting a No Swearing Campaign. The hoax was initiated a couple of days ago. Here is how it works. You might have seen your friends on … Facebook No Swearing Campaign Read More »

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Beware of the New Facebook Trusted Contacts Scam [WITH VIDEO]

Facebook Trusted Contacts: How It Works The Facebook Trusted Contact Scam proves that every single feature that Mark Zuckerberg’s platform launches – or is about to implement – is subject to fraudulent activities. Whether its about the Facebook’s timeline color theme, Copyright Infringement or Dislike button activation, scammers are there to take advantage of naive users … Beware of the New Facebook Trusted Contacts Scam [WITH VIDEO] Read More »

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Who Viewed My Facebook Profile

Who Viewed My Facebook Profile Scam: How It Works This scam is back with a new twist. It is safe to say that the trick will continue to work because people will always want to know who is looking at their social media profiles. The scammers are so-called “new platforms”, such as mobile apps and … Who Viewed My Facebook Profile Read More »

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Facebook Messenger Video Scam

Facebook Messenger Video Scam: How It Works The number of Facebook users worldwide is now over 2 billion, while more than 1.2 billion use Facebook Messenger. Unfortunately, all these huge numbers make room for cybercriminals to victimize people, daily. The latest scam involves a text and video from a real friend on your Messenger list, … Facebook Messenger Video Scam Read More »

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Facebook Customer Service Phone Number

Facebook Customer Service Phone Number Scam: How It Works Have you entered an incorrect Facebook username and password? Beware of the Facebook Customer Service Phone Number Scam. Let’s see. Imagine that you attempt to log into your Facebook account, the same way you do every day. However, this time a notification tells you that you … Facebook Customer Service Phone Number Read More »

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Find Out Who Deleted Or Unfollowed You On Facebook

Who Deleted Me On Facebook Scam: How It Works Wouldn’t it be nice to get notifications anytime someone deletes you from their list of friends on Facebook, or when they stop following your business page? Well, now that’s possible. Or that’s what thousands of users believed these days and fell for this newest scam. It … Find Out Who Deleted Or Unfollowed You On Facebook Read More »

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Facebook Notification Scam

How The Scam Works: Facebook is becoming more and more popular everyday, in parallel with other social media network champs like Instagram and Snapchat. However, the popularity of Mark Zuckerberg’s platform is bringing along many criminals who take advantage of people’s lack of diligence. The latest scam is extremely sneaky, as it’s very believable amongst … Facebook Notification Scam Read More »

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Facebook Copyright Protection

Facebook Copyright Protection Hoax: How It Works A “Facebook Copyright Protection” hoax is making its rounds on Facebook again after the rumors that the social media platform will roll out an update on its privacy controls. Tens of thousands of users are posting it to their profiles, not knowing it is a fake, but claiming … Facebook Copyright Protection Read More »

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Facebook Violation Of Terms

Facebook Violation of Terms of Service Scam: How It Works The Facebook Violation of Terms Scam comes as a message in your inbox, claiming to be from the Facebook Support Team. It is similar to the ones targeting all the other major social media platforms, such as the Instagram Deleted Account. It made the rounds … Facebook Violation Of Terms Read More »

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Facebook Page Buying Offer

Buy and Sell Facebook Pages Scam: How It Works (with video below) You are a social media superstar. You check your Facebook wall every day and even have a fan page for your product or business. You are engaging with your friends, fans and followers, and everything seems to be so much fun. Then one … Facebook Page Buying Offer Read More »

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Facebook: Work From Home Program

Facebook Work From Home Program Scam: How It Works You might have seen lately on your Facebook newsfeed – or on the other social media outlets – that Facebook is hiring. It seems that they’re looking for people interested in joining their “Work at Home Program” and making money from the comfort of their bedroom. There … Facebook: Work From Home Program Read More »

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Facebook Deleted Account

How the scam works: (with video below) It is easier than ever for us to stay connected with faraway friends and family with the seemingly endless choices in social networking sites available to us. Facebook remains the most popular of these sites, drawing millions of visitors every day – and accounting for a lot of … Facebook Deleted Account Read More »

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Facebook Fan Page Verification

How the scam works: (with video below) If you’re like millions of others around the world, you spend at least part of your day socializing or playing games on Facebook. However, the frequency of security updates has provided scammers the opportunity to create a new phishing scam which will allow them to gain access to … Facebook Fan Page Verification Read More »

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Facebook: Authentic Account

Is Your Facebook Account Going To Be Blocked? Here’s How The Scam Works There are very few people who don’t spend at least part of their day checking friends’ updates on Facebook. This ubiquitous technology has become the coffee shop in terms of social places to hang out with friends. Unfortunately, with the sheer volume … Facebook: Authentic Account Read More »

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Facebook Graph

How the scam works: Since its inception, Facebook has been a huge part of peoples’ social lives. When used as a tool to keep in touch and share information with friends and family, Facebook can actually bring people closer together in ways that were impossible before. While Facebook has become an icon of social media, … Facebook Graph Read More »

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How You Get Fooled When A Facebook Friend Invites You To Chat On Skype

Skype Invitation Via Text: How The Scam Works (with video below) Most people can’t live without text messaging these days. There is no surprise, since texting makes it relatively simple to stay connected with their friends and family. However, some scammers have found a way to use texting and a supposed Facebook connection to con … How You Get Fooled When A Facebook Friend Invites You To Chat On Skype Read More »

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