Hello Lovelies! You read the headline right.. Facebook is over-rated, Spammy, And full of weirdos sending you friend request that you don’t even know. Yes i’ve had my fair share of Facebook. Yes it is great to connect with family you haven’t seen in a while and friends from school but really what does it benefit.
Business wise i have gotten some of the greatest relationship’s NOT from Facebook and it is more personal and real. My new platform is INSATGRAM and TWITTER. With Facebook’s having over 1 billion social heads it is the perfect place for spammers. They hide behind special offers, exclusive content or new apps in order to obtain your username and passwords or to spread viruses and other malware. Scammers simply prosper in huge crowds and…news feeds.
Top 9 Most Common Facebook Scams:
1. Find Out Who Has Been Looking at your Profile: this scam claims that it will show you who has been viewing your profile and who has blocked you from theirs, but none of these apps work because Facebook doesn’t provide such information to developers.
2. Free Items and Gift Cards: don’t expect to get anything for free just by completing a survey.
3. New Facebook Features: some apps promise to change your Facebook color or to provide you with a dislike button, but make sure you install them only from trusted and well-known developers.
4. Free iPads & iPhones: messages stating that you can win a free iPad or iPhone are usually just a thought-out marketing trick.
5. Free Facebook Credits: basically you shouldn’t trust anything that offers something for free. When it sounds too good to be true, you can be pretty sure it’s a scam, just like free credits for Facebook games like Farmville, Cityville etc.
6. Breaking News: scammers know that most users will click on a link promising exclusive coverage, so stay alert and if you are not sure, check with online media websites for the story first.
7. Help, I Need Your Help And Money: if you get a message from a friend saying he has been robbed somewhere abroad and he is left with no phone, passport or money and then asks you for help, beware – his Facebook account has probably been hijacked by scammers. You can verify this also by asking your mutual friends if they received an identical message.
8.Shocking Headlines and Fake Celebrity Stories: scammers also often use sensational news or false stories with a headline including words like “shocking” because Facebook users tend to share them without verifying the news.
9. False Privacy Settings: scammers mainly want to get your login details, so make sure to verify messages claiming to be from Facebook security. Even the examples above show that they can look very credible and trustworthy.
Okay i’m not bashing Facebook and maybe i should check my privacy settings, but sometimes that doesn’t work. So the lesson here is, use what platform works better for you and if you know any Facebook Tips…Shoot me a comment below!