According to a post on Techlicious, scammers continue to find victims on Facebook. While Facebook continues to work against these scams, the sheer number of users on Facebook (one billion) encourages unscrupulous people to continue to seek victims.
The December 4, 2012 post by Techlicious writer, Christina DesMarais, lists six of the most prevalent scams — which often masquerade as apps — that Facebook users may encounter, all offering services that may catch a users’ fancy (or conscience).
I’ve listed the six types below, but check the post, The 6 Biggest Facebook Scams, for lots more information.
- Changing the color of profiles.
- Offering free things — cards, vouchers, prizes, etc.
- Begging for cards to send to wounded soldiers or warriors.
- Offering pictures of things or videos — often alerting a person via e-mail or message.
- Encouraging users to find out who is viewing your Facebook profile.
- Making the case for privacy options that are really hoaxes.
The post also explains how Facebook users can disconnect themselves from Facebook hoaxes or questionable apps.
Other Sites Where a Facebook User
…Can Learn More About Facebook Scams
- How to Avoid Facebook Scams – How Stuff Works
- Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo – Mashable
- The Latest Facebook Scams to Watch Out For – Digital Journal