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 […]
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.
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 […]
A few months ago we reported on a scam that claimed users needed to “verify their accounts under the SOPA Act” or risk losing those accounts for good. The same scam has reappeared on Facebook and is circulating virally once again. Of course Facebook users do not need to verify their accounts or risk losing […]
Has Facebook been posting your old private messages as wall posts in what would be a massive privacy breach, or have Facebook users forgotten how cavalier they were with their privacy all those years ago? If you hearing rumours like the ones below on Facebook, then you’re not alone. “Facebook is publishing your old private […]
Facebook users should be wary of a popular phishing scam directed at fooling victims that they have been contacted by Facebook Security. The scam lures victims to spoof websites that steal your Facebook credentials. If you’ve been contact by “Facebook Security” recently, there is a significant chance that one of your Facebook friends has become […]
Keeping the information you post onto Facebook private and secure is one of the most important things you need to get right when using the social networking website. It doesn’t matter who you are, you absolutely need to make sure that your Facebook account is secure and that it’s not sharing too much information that […]
If you’ve noticed a rise in “rest in peace” messages for various celebrities filling up your newsfeed lately, you’re certainly not alone, and it’s not because 2012 has seen an abnormal amount of celebrity deaths. Celebrity death hoaxes have seen a sudden spike towards the end of 2012, leaving the rest of us to question […]
It was only a week ago we wrote a blog post about the potential dangers of social media induced hate campaigns after a picture surfaced on the Internet that appeared to show a man feeding a puppy vodka. Whilst the photo was shown to be staged – the result of the dog chewing the lid […]
Facebook users are once again being bombarded with claims that they can remove the Facebook timeline in the latest case of orchestrated spam to target the social networking site. Users are being automatically invited to events named “You Guys Can Remove Your Timeline!”. The lure of removing the Facebook timeline is a popular one for […]