Information stolen by cyber crooks from Facebook in a 2019 data breach, including mobile phone numbers, is now being offered for free on a hacking forum, increasing the chances that a variety of crooks will be using that information to try and scam Facebook users. Last week, security researchers found a large haul of data […]
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.
For years, Facebook has been plagued with a particular type of Facebook post. Those that claim someone will donate money to a worthy cause for every like or share that particular post receives. The posts often make claims like “we’ll donate $1 for each share this picture gets“, but may also claim engagement may result […]
Posts on Facebook claim to be able to allow you to see who is visiting your Facebook profile, but it’s a phishing scam aimed at tricking you into giving your password away to scammers. Another scam campaign is underway tricking Facebook users into entering their username and password onto spoof websites using the lure of […]
Claims on social media assert that you can win a holiday to Centre Parcs for engaging with a post, such as liking or commenting. Many such posts also require users click a link that direct to external websites to claim their holiday. SCAM Such posts are scams designed at luring social media users to spammy […]
Last updated on March 17th, 2021We discuss tagging on Facebook, and how you can limit the visibility of people tagging you in content that you may not want to appear in. Firstly, it is important to know that there is no way you can stop people tagging you on Facebook. Unless you blocked a Facebook […]
Imagine this scenario. You’re browsing on Facebook and one of your friends sends you a message querying why you just sent them a friend request. You never sent such a request, and upon an investigation, it turns out someone unbeknown to you has created an account that appears identical to yours. Same name, same profile […]
A series of fake celebrity giveaway scams are spreading online that claim various well known personalities are handing out cash to people who correctly “guess” a number in a video. SCAM Fake celebrity giveaway scams are popular on social media, and rely on a victim believing that a particular celebrity is handing out large amounts […]
Here we outline why your account should be friends only, and how seemingly innocuous data can be used against you. Throughout this site we strongly recommend that your default privacy setting – the setting that dictates who can see the photos and posts you make on your timeline, and the posts others make on your […]
A post claimed that in order to avoid going to “Facebook jail” a user can go to their settings and block the ‘Community Standards’ Facebook page. FALSE An example of the claim is below. For those of you that are constantly in Facebook jail like myself here is a way you can avoid that. Go […]