Do you have a Facebook account? The company has become the world’s biggest social network with about 1.8 billion monthly active users. The problem is that it’s also become the source of scams such as through Facebook groups. Here are some helpful Big Scammers fraud protection tips to avoid them:
- Facebook hacks can be scams
Facebook sometimes makes major changes on its site, but when it does that it uses channels to make formal announcements to its users. So let’s say you see a message in your News Feed that allows you to change your Facebook account’s color there’s a 99% chance there’s a scam.
Experts warn that Facebook users should be cautious about any product, change, or hack that the social media giant doesn’t support itself. All of Facebook’s major changes, scams, and hoaxes can be found at AllFacebook and Inside Facebook. They’re good references to figure out if a “change” is as such or just a scam.
- Watch out for suspicious links
One of the biggest scams on Facebook is links that infect CPUs with malicious software (malware) or automatically share content to Timelines.
There are a few ways you can avoid this problem. One is to check out the suspicious link itself (don’t click on it!) or the source of the link. If the source of the link is questionable, then there’s an excellent chance the link is as well. For example, get a sense of the Facebook user to determine whether or not there’s a good chance they’ll be the source of scams.
To put it another way, in terms of Big Scammers fraud protection, don’t just consider the link itself. For example, it might be one that’s trending. On the other hand, if it seems odd for the source, then it’s a question mark. Let’s say that a fitness expert claims that they lost a ton of weight then provides a silly old trick that’s been debunked; it’s a red flag that it’s a scam.
Just make sure to avoid clicking odd links. If the links and Facebook source don’t seem to match up, it’s especially important to avoid clicking the link.
- Watch out for video
The video is becoming more popular on Facebook and other social platforms, including UHD, 360, and live-streaming varieties. However, experts warn that they can also be used to trick users to give personal/financial info or install malware on their computers.
How can you know if Facebook videos are safe? Look for youtube.com videos and be cautious about keywords/domain names you’ve never heard of before.
Always check a domain name to see if it’s actually from Facebook.
These tips can help you to have more Big Scammers fraud protection from Facebook scams.