Many of us will probably – if we’re telling the truth – confess to the fact that there maybe one or two photos of us on social media that are a tad embarrassing. Photos that, while not wholly unsuitable for public consumption, we may not want workmates, employers or even random people on the Internet […]
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.
On Wednesday, Facebook took unprecedented steps and banned all mainstream media outlets in Australia from its platform, as well as stopped all news from appearing in the newsfeeds of people in Australia. So, what’s going on? News companies claim they add value to Facebook… How often do you see a news article on Facebook? How […]
We recently spoke to Iain (not his real name) who described to us how he was defrauded online when crooks targeted him with a Facebook cloning scam followed by the friend in crisis scam. How did it begin? It started with what I thought was a friend request from my university friend Andrew. I hadn’t […]
Many Facebook users are still confused by an unintuitive privacy setting quirk that can affect their default privacy setting when creating a new post. Your default privacy setting is probably the most powerful, all-encompassing privacy setting on the platform, and as such, the most important to get right. Any reader of our site will know […]
A message spreading on Facebook urges readers to copy the same message to their own timeline using copy & paste in order to “upgrade” their Facebook to reduce sales ad posts on their newsfeed. The message claims as a result the user will see more posts from friends appearing on their newsfeed instead. FALSE An […]
Last updated on March 11th, 2021We discuss why it’s important that you hide your Facebook friends list from prying eyes and how to do it. When posting content from your Facebook account, it’s important to make sure your privacy settings are set to friends only to stop strangers from collecting potentially important and sensitive information […]
Behind the scenes, Facebook more than likely knows a lot of information about you. Including your surfing habits, what you purchase online, who your friends and family are, and the devices that you use to connect to the Internet. Even with strict privacy settings, the social media platform is always soaking up as much data […]
Last updated on February 2nd, 2021A message claims that since a recent update, Facebook has a new feature called “Off Facebook Activity” that can, amongst other things, track your bank accounts, emails and apps. The message then goes on to implore readers to disable the feature. MOSTLY FALSE An example of the message can be […]
If you have a burning desire to lose access to your Facebook account, and instead give full control of it to cyber crooks, then here’s how to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. The same fundamental advice can be applied to a plethora of other online accounts, such as WhatsApp, Twitter, eBay or […]
Last updated on February 23rd, 2021Unfortunately, having a strong password to keep the bad guys out of your Facebook account isn’t the only thing users need to be aware of. Our Facebook accounts are a treasure trove of information about us, and cyber crooks would relish the chance of gaining access to them. Not only […]