Posted by: David Harley | January 17, 2013

Good article on Facebook scams

I just came across an excellent article by Zeljka Zorz for Help Net Security, on Facebook scams and why users fall for them. It’s a pretty comprehensive list of common Facebook scams, including scams directly related to FB itself, ‘something for nothing’ scams, fake news, and ‘OMG’ sensational stories. Additionally, it includes a decent list of the sort of data the scammers are trying to harvest, and why people fall for the scams.

A follow-up post is promised that will consider what to do if you fall for something like this.

(Hat tip to Facecrooks for drawing my attention to the first article.)

Like. 🙂

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World/AVIEN/Mac Virus/Anti-Malware Testing
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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