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