If you were asked to think of 3 different things that Facebook has – more than once – vowed to remove from their platform, you would be completely correct if you said fake news, clickbait headlines and scams. All 3 have proliferated on Facebook for a number of years, and the social networking website has […]
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.
State-sponsored cyber spies are stepping up the espionage game with increasingly intricate social engineering scams targeting company employees that could play out for months, even years, a security firm has discovered. If her Facebook and LinkedIn profiles are to be believed, Mia Ash is a pretty 30 year old photographer from Staffordshire, England with a […]
Facebook posts that claim you can make a digital spider appear on your screen by liking, sharing and commenting #spider on the post are going viral. The claims are not true. Asserting that Facebook users can make some kind of digital animal appear on their screens by engaging with a Facebook post appears to be […]
In 2017, the latest trend you may have noticed happening on your Facebook newsfeed is video memes. Only they’re not videos, they are static, still images that have been turned into a video, usually ranging from around 15 seconds to 2 minutes where – upon being played – nothing actually happens. It’s just a still […]
A scam Facebook page called “Best Deals” is using a promotional video from a motoring outlet to trick people into sharing a Facebook post and visiting a spam website by claiming they could win a 2017 Jeep Wrangler. The Facebook post can be seen below and has accrued thousands of shares and comments from naïve […]
Hot on the footsteps of the Jayden K Smith and Anwar Jitou hacker warnings comes another warning that claims users should be on the lookout for user Lizzie Borden and accepting her friend request will get you hacked. An example is below – Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept […]
A fake Facebook warning is urging users to avoid accepting a friend request from a user named Jayden K Smith because he is a hacker. Longer versions of this hoax claim accepting the user will result in your account getting hacked. Variants – Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept […]
Facebook users should be on the lookout for fake Facebook giveaways that use Facebook’s Live Video feature to spread. Most of our regular readers will know that Facebook is plagued with thousands of fake giveaways and competitions that are designed to lure users into following spammy Facebook pages and to trick them into visiting spammy […]
This like-farming post of a shark has – at the time of writing – nearly 6 million comments and it’s going to accumulate a lot more. That’s quite a lot. In fact as we write this, the photo is getting around 40-50 new comments every single second. It has also racked up 200,000 shares and […]
Facebook posts are going viral that claim to be giving away a “Gorgeous Tiny Dream House” for those that like, share and comment on a post. An example of the post can be seen below – Giveaway ! This July – We’re giving away a Gorgeous Tiny Dream House with great use of space. To […]