Spot And Avoid Scams Of Facebook
"There's a sucker born every minute." This quote,
mainly attributed to PT Barnum, originally called misleading
attractions of the carnival spectacle, but is equally relevant to
internet scams, scams, especially on Facebook today.
None of the common fraud on Facebook "Facebook does not like
Button ", the" Stalker Tracker "(which is supposed to tell
who visits your profile), and "watch this video" stuff
FX is new, said Chris Boyd, principal investigator safe
UK-based GFI Software. "You would think that people do not
continue to fall for them, "he said. But of course they do.
Review of a desire to click on it can be difficult, and tricks
knowledge. feed on a combination of curiosity and users
confidence and their ability to disguise their scams as legitimate
online campaigns. Luckily
some clues to see.
One trick that fraudsters Facebook
use is to encourage people
click a URL convincing. But
Instead of seeing the site promised unintentionally mislead the person
Friends of mails with links to the same URL. some
messages are so convincing that the victims can give personal
information such as credit card numbers, including
scammer can then use to run unauthorized charges.
the central element of a successful scam is its ability to exploit
the confidence of the victim, said Dr. Robert D'Ovidio, Associate Professor
in sociology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Many scams
posed as links in messages from people you know. "These plans
just people in our network and our duty is al -
ready down, it is most difficult to police against. "
If a friend sent a link to what appears to be a video to your
wall with the comment: "Do you LOL?" Are you sure
click it. But it may be a scam or a link to a malicious site published
by a con man with a Facebook account hacked.
Two red flags to see when you click on a link: The
you to the page as promised, or that takes much longer
to load you expect. a delayed impact may mean that
You are bouncing between the proxy server to hide the hacker
position, rather than sent directly to your destination.
also pay attention to pages that ask you to enter unexpectedly
access information on Facebook. Once the fraudsters fail
access your account information, they can use it for spam
friends. If this happens, or if you suspect any foul play
art, change your password immediately.
Short URL may even pose a risk, because users can not be said
looking at a shorter web address if it is authentic.
so if someone posts a link or shortcut to the wall using
Facebook message or chat, in order to proceed with caution.
Finally, most scams are designed to produce REVE-NUE for scammers via pay-per-Bugs CORRECTIONS
regimes or click access to -
training can lead to unauthorized
charges on credit cards or phone bills.
What if the victim
If you find that you have been deceived,
first remove the offending application (go to
- [On applications and Web sites "]
[In "applications that use"], and
click the X next to the application you want
de Lethe). remove any message that
apply to you, alert your
friends what happened and change
JR Parker, a lawyer with Kershaw,
Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP, says the key to
do not get ripped off is to be vigilant.
It is advisable to tie down all private
settings and restrict what applications can
do with your information or Facebook
page. To change this setting, registration
Facebook and click Account in the
top right and select
in "applications and Web sites at the bottom
left, and click Next
Information accessible for his friends.
Healthy skepticism is critical, too.
Here are some specific tips:
the name and follow him home for the App
page. Searching for something that seems strange
or unprofessional. Perform Search with Google
both the application name and author.
simple search can yield results indicate
What is legitimate and what is not.
(Including your username Facebook
and password) to anyone unless
some of the legitimacy of the beneficiary and the
social network depends in part
belonging to the network.
Security experts say that is your best protection:
"Be careful what you choose."