All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘facebook hoax’

Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money for you is lying. Most of us would reply duh to that – but some of the oldest scams in …

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Casino Snakes Rumor Is Just Another Internet Hoax

How about this sequel title to Snakes On a Plane? Snakes In a Casino. One thing the internet is certainly good for is the ability to spread rumors and spread them fast. However, it’s not true, despite what you’ve read or what your co-worker told you. There are no snakes slithering around the craps table, slinking around the roulette wheel …

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Facebook Hoax Alert: Apparently, People Are Still Falling for the ‘See Who Viewed Your Profile’ Scam

Guys, we need to talk. It appears that people still think that there’s some way to see who has viewed their Facebook profiles. Scammers keep designing bogus apps to capitalize on this belief, and there’s a new one in town according to security firm Symantec. Here’s what Symantec found: The phishing site boasted that the application would enable users to …

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Facebook Hoax Claims Users Have a Say in New Video Ads

Video ads are likely coming to your news feed, and despite what a popular hoax message is telling you, they’re not going to be as bad as you think and you definitely don’t have a say in whether or not they are eventually implemented. An old hoax is gaining new life on Facebook, as new reports of impending video ads …

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Eminem Stabbed in NYC? Nope, Just Another Facebook Hoax

Rapper Eminem left nearly DEAD after being stabbed 4 times in NYC! That’s the message circulating around Facebook right now. The post claims that the whole thing was caught on surveillance video, and offers a link to said video. Luckily for Eminem, the whole thing is just another Facebook hoax. One that if followed, will simply lead you down a …

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No, You’re Not Saving Starving Children by Sharing That Facebook Photo

Facebook is not, nor will they ever be in the business of donating money to causes based on sharing content on the site. This is a fact, not a theory. But some people still fail to understand this. Even people who know that it’s probably a scam will sometimes share the status or photo anyway, simply using the “what could …

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Facebook Phishing Scam Poses as Message from Mark ‘Zurckerberg’

Facebook CEO Mark Zurckerberg is not sending out privacy notices, requesting that users verify their accounts. That’s because no such messages would ever come from the Facebook CEO. There’s also that pesky little detail that the CEO of Facebook is not Mark Zurckerberg. This one should immediately throw up some red flags, considering that the scammers can’t even spell “Zuckerberg” …

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Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook

If you’re strolling through your Facebook news feed, bored by all of your friends’ lame breakfast statuses and baby pics, and you happen to see something about a Rihanna sex tape – keep on strolling. Sophos Naked Security blog tips us to a new type of a very classic style of Facebook scam – the celebrity sex tape. This time …

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No, There Is No Facebook Jail, But There Is Some Truth Behind the Hoax

Don’t worry, there is no Facebook Jail – although the concept is intriguing. An old viral hoax involving account suspensions and friend requests has morphed to suggest that sending too many requests could land you in this hellish place. The hoax suggests that Facebook is banning people from the site willy-nilly, for simply sending out too many friend requests. “Nice …

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No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax)

There’s a new viral share hoax going around Facebook involving a photo of Bill Gates. “Hey Facebook, As some of you may know, I’m Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought your Windows XP, right?” says a sign in the hands of the Microsoft founder. The photo …

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Taylor Swift Sex Tape Facebook Hoax Makes The Rounds

Although it may be tempting, you should avoid clicking any links on Facebook claiming to house a leaked sex tape featuring Grammy award-winning artist Taylor Swift. That’s because it’s a hoax that will lead you down the annoying road of a survey scam. Facebook users are seeing a viral scam message that suggests a page called “TMZ Leaks” has stumbled …

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Dumb Facebook Hoax Suggests Site Downtime, Could Be Dumbest Hoax Ever

With Facebook comes stupid Facebook hoaxes – it’s inevitable. There are over 1 billion monthly active users on the social network, and a sample size that large is bound to include plenty of twits. No, you’re not going to win a share of this dude’s lottery prize if you share his photo. You’re also not going to help save this …

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