Rental Property Scams: How They Work The Rental Property Scam is back with a new twist. The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the whole world in an unprecedented way. Unfortunately, a lot of criminals are using the situation to their advantage, and a variety of fraudulent practices in all industries have sprung up. The home … Rental Property Scams: From Fake House Ads on Craigslist to Facebook Marketplace Apartment Rentals Read More »
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.
The good news is, here is how to detect a fake Facebook website, or any other malicious site on the Internet.
Facebook Scams: List Below
Most of the Facebook scams often lead to identity theft (here is how to remove your private data from the Internet). 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 Fortunes Program Scam: How It Works You might have heard about the Facebook Fortunes Program, empowering people to make money from the comfort of their home. The program promises to bring you in thousands of dollars a month. You are required to open the application page, then to provide your name and email … Facebook Fortunes Program Read More »
Did You Receive a Facebook Friend Request From Someone Who’s Already on Your List? A chain forwarding message has been circulating on Facebook in the last few days, being perpetrated by people who wrongly believe their account is sending friend requests to everyone. The message comes as a concern from one of your acquintances … Facebook Friend Request Hoax Read More »
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 »
Facebook Trusted Contacts Scam: 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 … Beware of the New Facebook Trusted Contacts Scam Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »