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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams

The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams

According to the consumer fraud reporting research on internet scams, scam complaints and reports increased by more than 30% from 2008 to 2009 alone. More disturbing yet is the fact that more than 65% of these scams originated from theUS, followed closely byUK at 10.5% andNigeria at 7.5%. A line from a recent movie goes…

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wtf!! [name] is this you in this video? – Facebook Scam

wtf!! [name] is this you in this video? – Facebook Scam

Scam Signature Messages: This video made me laugh so much haha! wtf!! [name] is this you in this video? OMG name why are you in this vid? I feel sorry for this guy! hey name why are you tagged in this vid? Wow!! do you remember this photo? do you remember this photo Trending: September…

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[Phishing Alert] Facebook Security Network

[Phishing Alert] Facebook Security Network

Be on the lookout for the following bogus Facebook message from Facebook Security Network (not the real Facebook Security). It is a phishing attempt to gain access to Facebook user accounts: Here is a copy of an actual email: Notice how the scammers are using a mix of bogus links and legitimate Facebook links to…

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Active Facebook Scams – August 1, 2011

Active Facebook Scams – August 1, 2011

Some of the most dangerous scams on Facebook right now are phishing attacks posing as Facebook Security. Scammers are using Facebook messages, regular email and Facebook Chat to send bogus messages advising users that they have violated terms of service, engaged in abusive behavior or logged in from an unrecognized device. Users are further instructed…

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Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 24th, 2011

Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 24th, 2011

Scams exploded on Facebook over the weekend. Sadly, Amy Winehouse’s death and the Oslo bombing were the most popular. Always use common sense and be careful what you click! A good many of the scams these days offer items for free (shoes, hats, sunglasses, Facebook credits – just to name a few). Don’t fall for…

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[Phishing Alert] Fake Message from Facebook Security Stating You Violated a Policy

[Phishing Alert] Fake Message from Facebook Security Stating You Violated a Policy

Be on the lookout for the following bogus Facebook message from Facebook Security or ”Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy” as it is commonly displayed. Obviously, we aren’t talking about the real Facebook Security here. It is a phishing attempt to gain access to Facebook user accounts: The Facebook message looks something like this: Your account is reported to have…

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Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 11th, 2011

Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 11th, 2011

Scams continue to abound on Facebook, and don’t look for that to change anytime soon. Always use common sense and be careful what you click! A good many of the scams these days offer items for free (shoes, hats, sunglasses, Facebook credits – just to name a few). Don’t fall for these – if it…

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Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 4th, 2011

Active Facebook Scams to Avoid – July 4th, 2011

Survey scams have exploded on Facebook over this past week! Luckily, most of the ones we’ve seen are just trying to earn commissions from each survey completed. Users should always take care on what they click, because sometimes these survey scams contains malicious downloads. Also, never enter your cell phone number if you do make…

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The president is finally taking charge!! – Facebook Virus and Phishing Attack

The president is finally taking charge!! – Facebook Virus and Phishing Attack

Scam Signature Message: The president is finally taking charge!! statistics.mit.edu Is this really for real?. Scam Type: Phishing, Malware Trending: June 2011 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking on the Wall post link triggers a series of redirects. First you are taken to a page hosted at statistics.mit.edu, then you are redirected to a page at…

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[Phishing Alert] Bogus Alert from Facebook Security

[Phishing Alert] Bogus Alert from Facebook Security

Be on the lookout for the following bogus email message from Facebook Security. It is a cleverly crafted phishing attempt by scammers trying to gain access to Facebook user accounts: Facebook Security June 1 at 9:40pm ReportDear Costumer Facebook. Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve…

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