Best infographic on facebook scam evolution: likejacking, tagjacking, commentjacking and more
Scams put on their (best) Social Game themes and flood accounts with promises of bonus giveaways.
Profile customization scams
Fashion-forward scams with adware skeletons in their closets set off as mighty style crusaders by luring users with fake background changing & profile customization features.
A host of little league "season to be merry" scams plus a quite successful comeback of See who viewed your profile. There's your answer to the "Have you been naughty or nice?" question.
New Year's fireworks spark off a true flood of fake Likes .
Did you actually "like" that video/photo or did the scammer do it for you?
According to statistics provided by URL shortening services, more and more mobile platform users get their fair share of social scam heat.
A tricky Facebook old-timer, the "How long?" scam, to be more precise, starts migrating towards the tropics of Twitter.
These hardened tricksters are out to get your friends in the trap by impersonating you and by tagging your friends or by inviting them to events allegedly created by you.
New scam dubs hoards of users as page administrators. A Facebook notification reels them all in and creates the perfect audience for scammers' show of malware/adware later on.
An apparently harmless (type the word) human verification test gets you to say whatever the scammers want and to invite your friends to join the scam party.
Don't forget hat BitDefender safego is there to keep your accounts safe from harm. As always, beware of links allegedly leading to shocking content and check your profiles regularly for any automatic posts, likes that you don't remember having expressed, tags that you did not place on your photos or events that you did not create, but appear as having been initiated by you. You might also want to keep in mind our advice on how to tell a good app from a bad one.