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Facebook scam asks for donation for child charity organizations

 August 1, 2012

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A new Facebook scam has been spotted over the last few days. Unlike previously seen social engineering tricks, this scam only appears after a certain malware enters a system. The malware, known as Citadel, injects itself into a Facebook session when a victim opens a Facebook webpage. It then displays...

Facebook to allow credit card purchases: Wise move or not?

 June 25, 2012

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The recent botched Facebook IPO, rising concerns about ad revenue, meeting the challenge of mobile monetization and looming privacy threats are pertinent issues that Facebook Inc. has to deal with. They are trying to find innovative solutions but there are bound to be hurdles along the way. Proposals to allow...

When Facebook Apps cease to be ‘Cool’

 May 7, 2012

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Have you ever wondered why certain ads show up in the right hand corner of your Facebook page? A closer look at these ads and you will be surprised at the volumes they speak about your lifestyle choices – be it exclusive shoes from an e-retailer or a self-development course!...

Facebook scam – Free Ray-Ban Sunglasses and TOMS shoes

 May 3, 2012

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Facebook is flooded with new scam messages which say “Free Ray-Ban Sunglasses and TOMS shoes”. This time scammers are using popular brand names like Ray-Ban sunglasses and TOMS shoes to trick Facebook users. This is a similar sort of Facebook scam wherein free merchandise is advertised. The scam lures users by giving them the prospect...

Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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 April 24, 2012

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We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

With more than 800 million users all over the world, Facebook is the perfect breeding ground for scam artists. Every Facebook user has their account interlinked with hundreds or even thousands of their friends. With the exponential amount of users connected to each other Facebook scams require only a few...

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

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There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...

New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

 December 16, 2011

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A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

Facebook Scam – Play Mario Kart Game

 November 3, 2011

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A new Facebook Scam – “Play Mario Kart Game”, tries to deceive a viewer that anyone can play the Mario Kart game on Facebook. The scam says – “Play Mario Kart on Facebook with your Friends! Join the multiplayer mayhem NOW! Click here to play”. When a viewer clicks the...