Facebook scams and phishing

Facebook-ScamsFacebook is one of the, if not the, most popular social media entities out there at the moment, so it’s obvious it’s going to be targetted for scams, and it is often.  I get the feeling though that people just don’t associate facebook with scamming, why would you if you’re just a user.

Well there are people out there that post scams and phishing material on facebook, and you need to be aware of it.

If you’re unsure of something in your facebook feed and wonder if it’s really true, then there are multiple locations on the net which can advise, a couple of sites I like to use are

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/facebook.asp
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/facebook-related.html

These sites generally have a lot of information about scams, so you can check it out before you reshare a image or get rich quick scheme.

Check them both out and stay safe on Facebook.

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