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 »
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:
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 »
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 »
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 »
How Do You Change Your Facebook Color Theme? Here Is How The Scam Works It seems that everyone is on Facebook these days. Logging on to post status updates on the familiar blue border and backgrounds have become a daily routine for most people. However, ever since Facebook was created there have been users that have wished … Facebook Black: Change Theme Color Scam Read More »
How the scam works: Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites around, and many fans use the pages to find and share information about their favorite things. One of the most discussed subjects nowadays is, of course, the phenomenon that is the Twilight series, most specifically Breaking Dawn. A fake Facebook page … Facebook Vampire Contact Lenses Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) Using social media sites like Facebook is a great way to keep up with old friends and connect with new ones. However, it’s also a great venue for scammers to prey upon your family and friends using you as a front for their criminal activity. In this latest … Facebook Fake Account Read More »
Facebook Lottery: How The Scam Works (with video below) There is a new scam going around, coming to your email address or Facebook inbox as a personal message from somebody claiming to work for Facebook, say Shirley Herriott or Sheryl Sandberg – which are names scammers use often. It may be even from the founder … Facebook Account Winner Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) A “Facebook Privacy Notice” is making its rounds on Facebook as you are reading this. Thousands of users are posting it to their profiles not knowing it is a fake. There are a few versions of the “Notice” and they are similar to another hoax scammers came up … Facebook Privacy Notice Fake Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) This scam is back and is banking again on people’s willingness to make changes to their Facebook timeline. Cybercrooks have taken full advantage of this mixed bag of emotions by posting scam messages suggesting people can remove or disable this timeline. How does the scam work? Watch the … Remove Facebook Timeline Read More »
How the scam works: Scammers manage to convince people that Facebook stocks are too good to pass up. Smooth talking and aggressive in style, crooks are reported to persuade victims to pay thousands of dollars for an nonexistent investment. The scammers approach their victims either by email or Facebook messages and send them to fake … Facebook Stocks Sale Read More »
Facebook Gold Membership Scam: How It Works Scam artists claim to be Facebook representatives and advertise on social media that selected people – including you! – have attained 100% Gold Status Membership, meaning they qualify for exclusive membership benefits including extra security, awards, close contact with celebrity members, all of which is fake. The question … Facebook Gold Member Status Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) Facebook credits are a virtual currency you can use to buy virtual goods for games or apps against Facebook platforms that accept payments. Facebook credits can be purchased from within an app, PayPal, mobile phone, etc. If you were to purchase 1,000 Facebook credits, you would have to pay $1,000. … Facebook Free Credits Read More »
Facebook Freebie: How the Scam Works, From Samsung Galaxy M01 (with video below) There are several things scammers promise for free to Facebook users, claiming the website’s generosity or new partnerships. The latest is the Facebook 16th Anniversary scam, which promises you any of the items listed below (the most recent, as per the 14-year … Facebook: Fake Freebies Read More »