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Facebook Scam Fighters and Resources

On Facebook, if you do not directly be familiar with these bogus inbox and wall posts you might involuntarily open your friends to the scam without knowing it. Similar to email spam, one way to stop Facebook spam from distribution is to be trained about it, malware and phishing messages. Know how to mark them and also make known yourself with how these Facebook spam messages work.

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1. Warning
Paducah police are warning the public of a scam reported today by a Facebook user. The man reporting the scam said he received a message from a friend on Facebook, telling him about money available to him through the "Federal Govt. & Private Grants Poverty Eradication Foundation.

2. Community Safety
Criminals have used this recent news to re-launch an old scam targeting Facebook users with a dislike button.

3. Scamwatch
Cease contact with an online admirer if they ask you for financial help, no matter how genuine they sound.

4. Beware of Scam Gift Voucher
SCAM watch is warning social networking users to beware of scam posts which offer fake gift vouchers or products for free. The vouchers are offered in exchange for personal details and passing on a scam link to friends.

5. Facebook Friend Request Scam
The Facebook friend request scam. There are plenty of Facebook scams making the rounds, but this one is particularly strange.

6. Facebook Puppy Scam Warning
Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning people about a scam targeting puppy and dog buyers. We have received a complaint from a Lincoln resident who has fallen victim to a puppy scam via Facebook.



7. Social Development Department
The Department of Social Development has warned job seekers against applying for jobs at the department via Facebook and related social media platforms.

8. Malwarebytes Unpacked
Scams Within Facebook Press On, Use "Facebook for Business" Hook.

9. Disney offer Spam
The website directing you here was not a Facebook page. If you entered your Facebook login information on the previous site, you will need to reset your password.

10. Disney offer Spam
Las Vegas public television reported earlier this week that a local Facebook user had almost fallen for a Facebook sweepstakes scam. The scammer had hacked into the woman's friend's account and sent her a private message with the phone number of a so-called Facebook official who she was to call in order to claim her prize — which her friend said she, too, had won. The woman called, gave the "official" all of her information and was asked to pay a $3000 handling fee.

11. Mercedes Benz Scam
Avoid any giveaways for expensive products on Facebook if you don't want to be a victim of cybercriminals. Has anyone of your Facebook friends shared a page that promises to give two lucky winders a Mercedes Bend G-Class each? Know that this is yet another scam.

12. Tesco Facebook Post
As many Facebook users may know (or will have found out to their cost), the social networking site is rife with scam posts. Here's the latest, purporting to be from supermarket giant Tesco and offering a £175 shopping voucher.

13. Message concerning recent Facebook scam
It has come to our attention that a fraudulent organisation, pretending to be the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, has contacted people through Facebook informing them that they are eligible for "The Mo Ibrahim & Family Award" by the Foundation valued at $1,000,000. This is a fraudulent message and has not been sent by the Foundation.

14. Latest Facebook Scams
Scams are available not only offline but you can find them online too. With the increased number of people online, the internet is getting dirtier and murkier by some group of people.

15. Anti Fraud International
New Zealand - Canterbury man loses $45,000 in romance Facebook scam.

16. Scam Alert
Facebook scams continue to proliferate, and the latest promises a free iPhone 6, expected to be released next month. Beware, as clicking on links of these fraudulent offers can unleash malware onto your computer. What's more, the bogus offers don't even add up – literally.

17. National Trading Standards
Scammers have capitalised on Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement that Facebook have been working on a 'dislike' button. Not long after his announcement, links and apps offering the fake 'dislike' button began spreading across the world's most popular social media platform.

18. Social Media Beat
As the summer comes to a close and the kids head back to school, many people are catching up on uploading their vacation and other summer photos to their Facebook timeline. You may be tempted to click on the links when you receive an e-mail notifying you that you have been tagged in a Facebook photo, but be cautious. A new scam has been circulating, masked as a Facebook picture notification.

19. Nor Cal Credit Union
Members of a local credit union were recently defrauded by a scammer involving Facebook. The suspect used the popular social media site to trick five credit union members into providing personal account information that was then used to defraud those members of almost $60,000.

20. Catholic Online
Online scams are still prevalent, especially with the steady growth of new users. Social media giant Facebook gets new users every single day. However, novice users can pose dangers to themselves and to their Facebook friends by calling for "dislike" button scams. Despite Facebook's refusal to reveal dislike button details, scammers have pushed forward to exploit the concept.

21. Muslim Matters
Facebook Scam Alert: Fake "Shaykh Yasir Qadhi" Exposed!

22. HEOP.org
According to college administrators, the company has created Facebook groups for Fall 2011's Freshman class in over 150 schools, including Wesleyan University, the university of Texas, Pepperdine University, Middlebury College and New York University. The college administrators have noted uniformity between all the groups.

23. HEOP.org
The social networking site Facebook is large enough to have attracted more than its share of scams, hoaxes, and malware. The same cautions should apply when using Facebook as when reading regular e-mail or outside web sites.

24. Penny Post
Facebook survey scams and free vouchers scams are very common. A message is currently being distributed across Facebook claims that you can receive a free £500 voucher from a UK based retailer Primark by clicking a link and following a set of instructions. However, the supposed promotion is fake and has no connection to Primark. Primark vouchers are not being given away as claimed.

25. Blue Buggle
Google "Hack Facebook account" and you will get to this particular website: HackFacebookAccount.org. It is a website that supposedly offers a way to hack a Facebook account. Now, anybody that has some experience with the Web knows it pretty well that this is simply a scam and there is no way a website like that can hack into Facebook accounts.


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