The recent viral circulation of a photo of what appeared to be a man force-feeding a puppy Vodka has yet again highlighted the potential dangers that surround social media induced hate campaigns. We’ve all seem them – online campaigns. Often urging you to, for example, boycott some product because they are unpatriotic or promote terrorism […]
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.
Whenever the latest celeb tabloid trash story begins to break we always brace ourselves for the inevitable onslaught of social networking scams to capitalise on the story starting to circulate. This is why we’re particularly wary today considering the latest tabloid frenzy involves naked billiards, smartphones, Las Vegas and an English Prince. It seems naked […]
They say what brings out the best in people will probably bring out the worst as well. The Internet is no exception. I’ll start by explaining what I mean by an Internet troll, since the term has been somewhat confused and diluted by others. Actually, first I’ll start off by explaining what it doesn’t mean […]
We’re passed the half-way point of the year and it perhaps comes as no surprise that both scammers and hoaxers are still using Facebook as frequently and creatively as ever. Here we outline 5 of the most popular scams and hoaxes that has become popular this year. 5. Free Gift Cards and Vouchers Everyone would […]
It seems many thousands of Facebook users have been bombarded with a pop-up message from Facebook that claims Facebook’s “systems” have detected that the user has multiple Facebook accounts. The message also urges the Facebook user to remove the account. The messages are worrying many Facebook users, and rightly so, since it appears that the […]
As the latest series of scams claiming joining an event will win you freebies circulate Facebook once again, we discuss how these scams operate and why you should never join them just in case they might be genuine. A popular type of social engineering trick employed by social media scammers is by baiting users with […]
Facebook is an extremely complex social networking platform that has to continuously decide what content – or “stories” – each and every Facebook user gets to see every time they log in. Interest Lists are a nifty little feature that we strongly recommend getting on-board with. They let you organise all those Facebook “stories” into […]
The latest in a series of rogue Facebook application scams has been circulating the social networking site this week that claim to allow Facebook users to enable a Facebook Dislike button. This scam is almost identical to previous scams in how it spreads across the site. Only a few weeks ago Facebook users were bombarded […]
The latest Facebook scam is circulating, and just like similar scams that have circulated weeks prior, this scheme relies on the popular social engineering trick of telling potential victims that failure to act will result in them losing their Facebook account. Earlier this month we warned users about scams urging victims to install rogue Facebook […]
Rumours have been circulating over the last few weeks that Facebook will be making page owners pay to have their posts reach their fans. Is there any truth to the claim? As with many rumours floating around Facebook this one has derived from a real Facebook feature but does not tell anywhere near the whole […]