Friday, July 3, 2020

Two current Facebook 'bank fraud' and 're-posting' hoaxes

Hello, Facebook users!

Here are two new (or recycled) hoaxes going around that you should be on the lookout for:

  • Instant bank fraud warning
  • How to post more than 25 friends advice

I'm not a FB user, but according to Naked Security (a trusted cybersecurity company whose blog I follow), FB hoaxes generally take on these forms:

  • "danger" warnings
  • copy/re-post instructions
  • "how to check" your FB security settings

Please remember to treat unexpected messages with skepticism until you've verified their legitimacy with the sender or poster. Being alert to scams and questioning any online post, email or text message that triggers even the slightest sense of danger can save your identity and your financial accounts from being hacked.

Pay attention to your "spidey sense."

For more information, see the article at https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/07/03/facebook-hoaxes-back-in-the-spotlight-what-to-tell-your-friends/.

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