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Maria Ortiz April 23, 2013

Facebook and LinkedIn scams are the scariest because these are services almost everybody uses and they do tend to send lots of legit emails, while with BBC, or even banks and airlines the percentage of people who use them regularly is lower. These scams might redefine the way we make friends on Facebook!

Caroline April 25, 2013

Lately, I’ve noticed that a number of posts in my news feeds are from people whom I don’t know. To make matters worse (or perhaps interesting), it seems they’re commenting or adding themselves to suspicious websites. I’m not sure if this is part of the so-called threat to Facebook. Well, I think it is. I initially reported them as spam, but they just kept on coming back that somehow I got tired.

Dominic April 26, 2013

I had received those kinds of messages too, Caroline, and I just completely ignore them. If I am not sure if these are really legitimate or safe links, I ask my friend about it, if not I read my friend’s comments about the link. You’d know if the comments are real or not.

Back to the topic, what bothers me is the “tip of the iceberg” thing. In other words, something worse or bigger is going to happen.

Christine April 28, 2013

Yes, Dominic, we should brace ourselves to something even more sinister in the coming months or even weeks (or worse days). If you have been checking out some of the blog posts here, you’ll realize that spam has become even more dangerous as they’re not only annoying, but they’re also planting malware, viruses, and botnets, to name a few, into our systems.

Carl April 30, 2013

Ergo, don’t open any mail or even believe on any claims if you’re not sure it has something to do with you in the first place. Take the last few sentences as an example. This also means you should be mindful of what you really do online. I know some people sign up nonchalantly to services.

Antonio April 30, 2013

This is the reason why I do not click links posted on my news feed that easily. Especially the ones that come from unknown sources. I often find posts from pages or people that I do not subscribe to. These are all suspicious, so I avoid them and hide or delete them from my news feed or timeline. Since spammers have become extra daring and creative, we should all do the same in protecting our accounts. If we don’t exercise caution in the things we do online – especially on Facebook and LinkedIn – we’ll all become easy prey for spammers.

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