A warning is spreading online that warns readers not to accept a Facebook user named Sherman Stuurman because he is a hacker that will hack your account if either you or one of your contacts accepts him as a friend. An example of the warning as it appeared on Facebook can be seen below – […]
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. For the latest Internet hoaxes (that you may have seen on Facebook) click this link instead.
Facebook posts claim that the social networking site is removing posts related to the American Confederate flag. Such claims have been spreading across Facebook for a number of years, and they’re plainly false. They are just another version of the persistent “Facebook is banning…” niche of Internet rumours that spread the social networking site daily. […]
Facebook is littered with all different types of scams, and it’s important to know how to spot them before we fall victim. In this article, we describe some common Facebook scams that start with a Facebook friend request, and how you can spot them before it’s too late. Firstly it is important to know that […]
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has warned his social media followers not to engage with fake Facebook pages claiming to be from him that publish posts offering money and freebies to those that share them. The Hollywood actor has made it clear what he thinks of Facebook spammers masquerading as him, after posting a video on […]
A photo of a girl in hospital is circulating across Facebook along with the claim that every time the photo is shared, a dollar is donated that will go towards the pictured girl getting a kidney transplant. Examples of the photo as it has appeared across Facebook can be seen below – She gets a […]
Facebook is a great tool for companies both big and small to run competitions, promotions and giveaways. But the reality is that most competitions you’ll see on the social networking site are scams. So we discuss how to identify them. Fake promotions or competitions on Facebook typically urge users to either engage with a Facebook […]
Facebook and WhatsApp users should be on the lookout for fake posts and messages spreading claiming to offer free Legoland tickets. On Facebook, a post from August 2018 reads – Every Single Person Who SHARES & Comments In The Next 24 Hours Will Get 4 Free Legoland Tickets This is another fake competition scam spreading […]
Facebook hosts a lot of misinformation. And we mean a lot. After all, the Internet’s largest social networking website was even accused of swaying the result of the 2016 US presidential election because of the large swathes of misinformation that circulated its digital hallways every single day. As such, Facebook relies heavily on its massive […]
Facebook spammers seem to be doubling down on masquerading as celebrities while posting fake Facebook posts offering free money to those who like and share them. Facebook spammers are setting up dozens, if not hundreds of fake Facebook pages every single day claiming to be the Facebook pages of well-known celebrities. At the time of […]
Facebook has announced it has removed a number of accounts and pages that could have been created to disrupt the American mid-term elections. Facebook announced the removal of 32 accounts and pages that the site claimed showed signs of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, which between them had published thousands of posts that had been promoting American […]