Next Facebook Hoax Might Not Spread As Far With New Facebook Ranking Update

Facebook announced a new update to how it shows content in the News Feed that re-evaluates how it shows posts that are going viral. The idea behind the update appears to be to stop the spread of content that while…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…