Over the years FACEBOOK has taken from me YEARS of work on sites I ran on their platform – arbitrarily, illegally, with malice and without cause! Any of you who choose to build your ‘business’ on their platform – sooner or later – will see what I mean. The Good News in my case is my sites were Non-profit and cost me nothing but lost years and time.. if YOUR site is for Profit you will lose your entire business with no recourse should you decide to DEFY the ALMIGHTY “ZUCKERFUCK” and his Fascist policies, rules, regulations and omnipotence! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society.
Don’t let yourself or someone you care about fall for a Facebook scam. Learn what to look for and stay safe.
Phishing is the act of impersonating a service to convince a target to give up their login credentials. While Facebook phishing is ultimately no different from any other kind of phishing, it’s significant because some of the other scams on this list rely heavily on compromised accounts.
Most phishing takes place over email when a scammer sends a message asking the target to log in to their account, recover their password, or verify account details. When this link is clicked, the target is taken to a website that looks very much like Facebook but actually is hosted elsewhere. You can spot a scam like this by looking at your browser’s address bar. If it reads anything other than “facebook.com,” then you are being deceived.
Facebook also doesn’t often send out notices asking users to verify their accounts. Unless you haven’t logged in for years, your Facebook account should not require any action from you to maintain. Even if you suspect a notice to be legitimate, you should still visit Facebook.com directly rather than following a link in an email, just to be safe.
Because Facebook is a social network, your friends influence your behavior while using the service. If you see that a trusted friend or family member has liked a page, shared a post, or recommended a service to you on the platform, you’re much less likely to question it. Association with your friends becomes a tacit endorsement.
With the keys to your Facebook account, a scammer has access to your full list of friends. They can tell who you message and how often you do so, and even what you talk about. This information could be used to conduct highly targeted personal scams, or it could be used to cast a far larger net over your entire friends list.