Cheryl Cole and Justin Bieber pictures used as bait on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you been tempted to join a Facebook page recently which says it will show you exclusive images of celebrities like Cheryl Cole or Justin Bieber?

It wouldn’t be a surprise if you (or your children) have been attracted to such content. After all, Cheryl Cole is the star of the girl band “Girls Aloud”a and a much-watched reality TV judge, and has won the hearts of the Britain (or at least its newspaper columnists) following her much publicised break-up from footballer husband Ashley Cole.

Justin Bieber, meanwhile, is a 16 year old Canadian pop phenomenon – who appears to be inducing something akin to Beatlemania in any girl under the age of 12.

Despite their fame, however, I would suggest that anyone think twice before diving in to join Facebook groups claiming to contain salacious content regarding them.

Just as with the offers of a free iPad I warned about last month, scammers are…

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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.