5 Viral Facebook Scams of 2011
| by Naina Khedekar
When asked about a platform that connects millions of people, globally the unanimous answer was - Facebook. This doesn't mean that Twitter, LinkedIn and likewise go unnoticed, but Facebook has emerged as a more social friendly platform that opens up to vivid interests of people, like gaming, business, music, photography or for simply staying in touch. Obviously, having millions of people, all under one roof would make a pretty appetizing feast for malicious cyber criminals to prey on. For instance, we often want what’s not accessible to us and this was clearly proved by Facebook scammers last year, who went on a spree, posting intriguing updates like ‘Now you can see who viewed your profile’ or a fake Dislike button. A large number of Facebookers fell for these scams, while the truth is that presently, Facebook does not support any of these functions and there aren't any third party apps that will comply, either.
This year we saw another set of malicious tricks that emerged with the intention to allure unsuspecting users. Let’s have a quick look at the scams that hit the social circuit like a viral and obviously, not one of the good variety, as we race through the end of 2011.
Freebies to attract facebook members (Image Credit: Sophos)
Curious users please dont click (Image Credit: Sophos)
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