Everybody uses Facebook now, from a kid to an old aged person. Facebook is a part of everybody’s social life and it will be. People feel comfortable on Facebook and they tend to post everything with their friends online. But as most people use it there is more risk of getting scammed by hackers and scammers.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that all these social media sites have revolutionized the Web. They’re at the peak of the Web 2.0 movement. Thousands of people join it to make new friends.

But helping people make connections with each other is Facebook’s quality. Another important element is that Facebook allows application developers to use Facebook as a platform. In a way, Facebook is acting as an operating system as the smaller apps which connect to social resources.

Making an app can be challenging but Facebook’s community includes millions of people, and it provides developers with a built-in audience for their work. Facebook’s community helps developers spread their work viral.

So how to avoid Facebook scams?

Facebook apps come in all the varieties with hundreds of examples in such categories. Each of these apps asks you to install some codes to your Facebook profile. All you have to do is click on that page and install the application.

But there are apps that are not innocent. Facebook’s privacy policy is built on two principles. You put your information that is very private like your number, address etc. Facebook also tracks information about how you use the a particular site. People are getting scammed everyday with these things and they cannot seem to find the problem. Scammers send people some fake details and asks them to sign in their account details or sometimes their bank details and they steal their money.

But what if Facebook gave that information with someone else that you don’t know?

Warning Signs

There are several warning signs that can usually tell you in to a scam. Two major warning signs that something underhanded is going on are input of password or credit/debit card info. Scammers take the passwords use them to scam the people. Before signing in anywhere just try to look out about the app or services on the internet.

If an app tries to take you to a new page, checkout that Domain name. Some scammers are clever enough to create a fake Facebook page with a request for your password. Pop-up messages that advise you to download some other application contains with some viruses. Installing these malware can infect your computer with some trojan virus.

 There are a couple of common ways scammers trick people into sharing their details :

  • They write the message to the victim in a comprising way and people click on it unknowingly. The link to the Web site actually leads the victim to downloading viruses.
  • They make promises of getting-rich-quickly schemes.
  • They tend the victim to .put in all the information and then destroy their devices with malware.

Next, we’ll look at what you should do if you’re victim of a scam.

  • If you’ve put up your password, you should post a message to your friends to warn that you are not using that account. This prevent them for clicking further.
  • Change your password with some literals and make it tough to right.
  • Never use the same password for many accounts.

The person sending the message claims that he or she has a large sum of money is the basic scam of the world. And that, you are getting a big reward. It’s just simply means that the person is really trying to steal your money. To get the money, people have to give out some of the money. So people have to learn about these things and share these things.

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