Active Facebook Scams profiled this week:
Beware of Facebook Freebies – Several free gift card, voucher and item scams are extremely active on Facebook this week. We have seen the following: Argos, Toms Shoes, Rayban Sunglasses, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Outback, Best Buy, H&M and Regal Cinemas, Disney & Six Flags – just to name a few.
If it sounds too good to be true, then don’t click! Another thing to be aware of is that most of the scams are hosted on Amazon. If one of these companies is going to run a promotion, then it is far more likely that they will use their own website and Facebook page.
Other Active Scams:
My biggest stalker is random friend and my total profile views are __. Which Friend Stalks You the Most? Find Out Here – (remember, anything offering to show you who has viewed your profile is ALWAYS a scam!
Also be aware of phishing schemes where the scammer pretends to be from Facebook Security.
Top Stories relating to Online Privacy & Safety:
Your Privacy is at Risk – Help Defeat CISPA! – Unfortunately this passed, so now the fight moves to the Senate.
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.
PRIVATE WiFi® is a Personal VPN that encrypts everything you send and receive. Don’t access Facebook from a public WiFi hotspot without it.
Do Not Track + is a FREE browser plugin created by Abine. This easy to install plugin keeps websites from tracking you. If you value your online privacy, then you should definitely take advantage of this free product.
Action Alert | Free Parental Control offers a 100% free Internet safety solution designed for parents. There is also a Maximum Protection option for parents that need a more advanced set of tools.