Monday, July 12, 2010

See How Easily you can be Scammed in Facebook

Everybody knows about this site, who doesn’t?   Facebook is a great way to meet friends and keep up on what they are doing. Once you add a friend to your Facebook friend list you will always know when they are adding things to their blog or updating their profile. The website currently has more than 400 million active users global.  As Facebook has developed in name, it has also become a main aim for hackers and spammers. An increasing number of Facebook users are having their accounts affected. Each newly compromised account is then used by the hackers and scammers to spread their scam further. If you are caught off guard for a second, you may have the possibility to fall for one of these scams.
Free facebook iPad promo
Have you seen some advertisement or group promoting to give you an Ipad for free? Too good to be true isn’t it? You would definitely join this group if you will be given a chance just to sign-up as an iPad tester via facebook. Well, it’s a scam!

Ellen’s contest
I find this video very funny so I included this to my blog, people would do anything just to get noticed.
here’s the link
Facebook password reset
Facebook users are currently reporting that they’ve been receiving an email that states Facebook Password Reset Confirmation but as usual, this email is completely bogus. In fact, it’s not only fake but it also contains a virus. If you get an e-mail that appears to be from Facebook saying the company reset your password and urging you to open an attachment, it is a scam. Repeat, it is a scam.

Farmville Scam Alert!
With FarmVille being one of the hottest Facebook games on the market, it’s no wonder it’s the primary target for scams and virus downloads.  Anyone playing FarmVille is at risk, but the major targets are those looking to improve their gameplay and build their farms and neighbors up.  These “farmers” are the ones seeking quick hacks and cheats.
Scam!  Scams & Swindles: Phishing, Spoofing, ID Theft, Nigerian Advance Schemes Investment Frauds: How to Recognize And Avoid Rip-Offs In The Internet Age  Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family from Ripoffs, Bogus Deals & Other Consumer Headaches (AARP)  

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