Saturday, October 02, 2010
I've been seeing a recent increase of spam coming through on Facebook, I've also noticed scams increasing on Facebook. This is only my own observations and on my newsfeed that I see coming from my friends and family.
The first is since Facebook now has the "like button on many sites" I have noticed a lot of spam coming around. The statement of so and so has likes "I don't like something something " on something like ~~ this is all a hyper link, not like the "like button stuff that comes from legit blogs, or pages. I have clicked theses before and shortly after I have a lot of spam on sites or pages I've clicked but never CLICKED.. The sites have been phishing sites, or PORN!! Yes I've had porn put on my wall. I figured it had to be from theses hyperlink "likes" that I see so many of my friends clicking. Once I stopped clicking these hyperlink "likes" I no longer have my wall or profile having likes I never clicked on that contain PORN or other scamming stuff that want my information. I have reported these sites links or not to Facebook, as I recommend you to do as well when you get spammed with Facebook pages you never liked but apparently are showing up that you have.
Another disturbing thing that has happened today. One of my aunts had an email or a so called email using her information claiming she needs money because she was robbed at gun point returning to her hotel room, in London. Yup I saw threw it and tried to notify her ASAP left her a voice mail, called her daughter, messaged her son, and called one of her brothers to get a warning to her. When I saw her on Facebook I messaged her, it wasn't her it was the ASS who is using her account. Asking for money they did yup yup. Claiming this email is legit. HA! If you know my aunt you know it isn't true especially with this years luck.
I found another email on another account of mine, claiming that her and her family are in England and the same thing happened.
I put a warning on her wall, for all to see that it wasn't her. I have currently been BLOCKED from her profile this person apparently is really serious about their SCAM that I will blow their SCAM by having access to her profile.
SO, to all my friends and family I would stop clicking those "like links you see that are a full hyperlink, and to really REALLY watch what you do online. I would also CHANGE all passwords to all social media, and to all emails etc...