Fake Facebook Pages Farming for Likes

There have been increasing number of fake pages on Facebook that proclaim to giveaway free iPads, iPhones, vacations and etc to attract likes for the pages. In order to attract the likes, they also use authentic sounding brand names to mislead people. So many scams are going on and they actually want to harvest your personal information such as contact number, home address, credit card numbers, and other stuff to collect your most intimate information.

Here are the ways to avoid and reduce your information from being harvested.

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How to Spot and Avoid Scam

  1. The key rule is that the prizes are often too good to be true.
  2. Who is giving away that amount of cash? Surely the sponsor’s name must be stated.
  3. Why do we need to make a purchase or transfer money before getting that cash?
  4. Which currency is that cash in?
  5. There is no website for the page. Surely a large and well known brand must have a webpage?

If you feel doubful about the contest, then perhaps your instincts are right.

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