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 […]
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.
We all like to think that, if in a position to do so, we’d help out a friend in need. Whether that’s offering up a couch for the night, providing a shoulder to lean on or perhaps lending them a little money. But what if our friend wasn’t our friend at all? What if it […]
Posts on Facebook claim you can win a Playstation 5 and other expensive electronics for liking, commenting and sharing them. FALSE | SCAM Facebook posts like the one below from a page called Christmas Deals claims that users can win a brand new Playstation 5 for liking and sharing a Facebook post. 🔥 Win A […]
Facebook is banning accounts, pages and groups across its platforms that purport to represent the QAnon network of conspiracies, the social network has announced. “Starting today, we will remove Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts” the company said this week. Previously Facebook has said it would place restrictions on groups or pages that regularly promoted […]
One of the most common questions we get when dealing with Facebook security is this; How do Facebook accounts get hacked? We discuss three common mistakes that Facebook users make that result in crooks gaining unauthorised access to their accounts. If a scammer manages to gain access to a Facebook user’s account, they can cause […]
Rumours on social media claim the that Netflix CEO has been arrested on child pornography charges. FALSE Earlier versions of this rumour correctly identified the Netflix CEO as Reed Hastings, but incorrectly states he was arrested on child pornography charges. Latter versions of this rumour claimed the arrested Netflix CEO was called Kim Martin Morrow, […]
A Facebook phishing scam targeting page admins hit our inbox today, so we decided to show you exactly how this scam worked. We suspect the crooks just aren’t really paying much attention when they’re sending out their scams to anti-scam Facebook pages. Or perhaps they’re just really optimistic, or confident. Who knows. But it always […]
Last updated on September 7th, 2020If you’ve seen a Facebook page that seems to belong to a well-known brand offering freebies like “RVs” or “slightly damaged TVs” to anyone who comments and shares a Facebook post, you’ve probably seen the first stage of a data harvesting scam. Data harvesting scams that use the “we’re giving […]
A message online claims that there is a “new modus” on Facebook where crooks will open a 2nd account with a victim’s profile picture, which they’ll use to take money from your friends and put the victim in “Facebook jail”. MIXTURE An example of the message can be seen below. Please beware of a new […]
Last updated on March 23rd, 2021Your Facebook account most probably contains plenty of personal information about you. Information you probably don’t want stolen, or lost forever. To make sure that doesn’t happen, you want to make sure your account is both private and secure. That’s why we have our ultimate guide on locking down your […]