Facebook survey scams are on the rise in December, duping users into parting with their personal information in order to get freebies that don’t exist. As Christmas approaches the prospect of winning some free gift vouchers is certainly a tempting idea! Especially if all you have to do to win these vouchers is to, say, […]
Facebook Scams and Hoaxes
We take a look at the latest Facebook hoaxes, scams and news. Here you can keep up with all the Facebook related articles on our website.
From Facebook rumours, hearsay, scams, news, privacy information. This section of our site aims to keep you up-to-date with everything concerning the largest social networking website in the world. Make this your go-to place for anything Facebook related.
Facebook cloning scams that involve a scammer setting up fake Facebook accounts of real people to trick their friends into friending them on Facebook are proving to be extremely successful. Imagine the scenario… A scammer sets up a Facebook account under your exact name. They copy your profile picture and cover photo and upload it […]
Photos of people purporting to be lottery winners who are willing to share their prize with people who share their photos on Facebook are, unsurprisingly, not true. Hoaxers are capitalising on the willingness of certain Facebook users to Like or Share pretty much anything they see on Facebook by tricking them into believing they have […]
So we’ve had plenty of confused readers recently, and for good reason. The latest Facebook glitch has seen millions of users “re-subscribed” to groups of yonder. Groups that they left and forgotten about many years ago. And we’ve had reports that even members that were kicked and banned from groups have been automatically re-subscribed because […]
Over the course of the year we have reported on the negative and potentially dangerous consequences of Internet hate campaigns that see social networking users jump onto online bandwagons to accuse and spread unverified, unproven and speculative rumours in what often turn out to essentially nothing more than witch-hunts. This includes rumours in 2010 where […]
Article 2 of our 2-part blog It seems that on the Internet, clouded in the anonymity that it provides, we can become far too ignorant towards the consequences that our online actions can have. Online rumor spreading is a perfect example. That is, the willingness of many to blindly accept and thus circulate baseless, unfounded […]
Article 1 of our 2-part blog. False rumors are one of the most prolifically experienced phenomena that users of social networking sites like Facebook will see. Thousands of different rumors circulate virally across social networking sites every single day. And despite many of these rumors being obviously false or merely rehashed hearsay circulating over a […]
Facebook users should be aware of rogue Facebook applications that uses the popular celebrity death hoaxes as bait. Such scams are circulating via automated Facebook posts made by rogue Facebook apps Celebrity death hoaxes have been incredibly popular during the course of 2012 with dozens of celebrities having stories of their “deaths” circulated virally across […]
As news breaks about Justin Bieber having his camera and laptop stolen, Internet surfers can brace themselves for the latest onslaught of Bieber-related scams to hit the web. Q: What is the one absolutely sure thing to happen when Justin Bieber’s laptop and phone gets stolen? A: Nearly every type of social engineering scammer is […]
Last week I posted an article on the rumour that Facebook users private inbox messages were being published on their timelines. As the Internet community slowly comes to terms with the fact that this turned out to be nothing more than a scare – not a privacy breach – I discuss how this hoax managed […]