The online social networking service “Facebook” is one of the most used social media networks in the world. The Facebook headquarter is currently located in Menlo Park, California, and around 10000 people currently work for Facebook.
These 10000 employees are tasked with various tasks, and just a little percentage of the 10000 employees is responsible for taking down scams, hoaxes and malicious posts on Facebook.
So it is not weird, that Facebook might allow some scammers and malware to slip through the defenses of Facebook.
The scammers and hackers behind the Facebook scams will try to earn an online revenue from their victims, and it is also possible that they will try to steal data from the devices and accounts which they were able to infect or hijack.
In order to help you forward, we have created a massive list of Facebook scams and malicious posts, which might cross your Facebook timeline.
These 10 Facebook scams hit a lot of users, and yes, the post is from 2011, but the Facebook scammers and hackers are still using the same methods and templates to lure unaware victims to their Facebook scams.
The 10 Facebook scams which has been posted on Facecrooks.com, explains that the following titles are being used by the Facebook scammers to lure unaware victims to their environments:
- Profile Viewers and Profile Blockers
- Free iPads & iPhones
- Bogus Facebook Contests, Sweepstakes & promotions
- Free items, Gift Cards & tickets
- Breaking News Stories
- Phishing attempts to steal your login info
- New or Extra Facebook features
- Shocking and Sexy headlines
- Fake Celebrity Stories
- Help I’m stranded and need Money stories
So it really does not matter if you search Google for “4 Facebook scams” or “9 Facebook scams”, you will see various types of Facebook scams, and in the most cases, they will look very similar to each other.
32665 Facebook scam
The 32665 Facebook scam is a SMS scam which tries to lure unwanted users into an unwanted application signup. If you are receiving SMS messages from 32665, then simply ignore them. You can also block the 32665 number by using your mobile settings. Each mobile or smart phone has the capability to block telephone numbers, and 32665 is just another telephone number which is trying to reach you.
So do not give the 32665 Facebook scam any chance, and do not spend any more time on the annoying 32665 SMS messages. Simply block it, and continue.
ASDA Facebook scam
The ASDA Facebook scams promise her victims that they will receive an voucher for sharing and commenting specific pages. In 2013, the ASDA Facebook scam went viral, and it forced the ASDA company to leave the following message on their official ASDA Facebook timeline:
WARNING: Please do not respond to posts offering you a £500 Asda voucher by sharing a page and commenting ‘Thanks, I love Asda’. This is nothing to do with us and may be an attempt to capture your personal data. Please warn your friends.
The Facebook warning which was shared by ASDA had received 4981 likes and 22 thousand shares. The victims of the ASDA Facebook scam had shared their personal information with cybercriminals. It is unknown what the cybercriminals have done with the information.
4 tricky Facebook scams to avoid
The most tricky Facebook scams which are currently circulating are the scams which try to steal personal information by forcing the victims to submit personal information to online surveys
2. Free iPads & iPhones posts which claims that the victim will receive an free iPad or iPhone