’10 Things Adults Never Tell Their Kids’ Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

With it being a long holiday weekend in North America there are probably plenty of people who will be spending some extra time on Facebook, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the scammers will be up there taking advantage of the unwary.

Take this scam which I spotted today, for instance.

It start like this. You notice one of your Facebook friends has shared a link to a Facebook page called:

10 Things Adults NEVER Tell Their Kids !!

It may sound exactly the kind of fun link that your friends have shared with you in the past – and you may be tempted to click and find out some more. After all, you’ll probably get a few minutes’ entertainment of out of it, right?

Bzzt. Wrong.

Clicking on the link takes you to a Facebook page all right, but it asks you to jump through various hoops (“liking” the page, and sharing the link with your Facebook friends) before it will be prepared to reveal the things that adults never tell their kids.

And if…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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