Beware of Facebook Phishing Scams
Two security scams have been going viral on Facebook in the past few weeks, but cyber-security experts warn that they could actually have unintended consequences. According to a Billings report on KTVQ.com, one of the cyber-phishing ploys involves fake coupons claiming to offer deals ahead of Mother’s Day, which have been directing users to a site intended to steal information.
The other is a surprisingly popular game, posting the names of 10 concerts you’ve been to, including one that’s actually a lie– and your Facebook friends are supposed to guess which concert is the lie. Well, it turns out this seemingly innocuous little game could actually be an attempt to acquire personal information, while a home improvement coupon posted on the site was considered a phishing scam. If you suspect a post is fake, report it to Facebook.