Friday, October 22, 2010

Facebook gets tough on email scams

In a positive move, Facebook filed lawsuits this week against the scammers hitting it's site and it's users.

The three lawsuits filed name people and a company and accuse them of tricking Facebook users into visiting internet marketing websites.

In one of the scams, they created fake "dislike" buttons that then hijacked the user's account and sometimes their money.

There was a fake "Facebook Gold Account" offering slick features but really just took their data and sold it.

A reminder to us all that when something seems to good to be true, it probably is!

"Facebook sues over free gift card, 'dislike' button scams", Robert McMillan, MacWorld, October 21, 2010.

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