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8 Scams Circulating On Facebook This Month

Facebook is proving a fertile ground for scams that trick users with the lure of viral videos. Here we offer eight examples that are currently making the rounds on the social networking site.

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Scammers Trolling For Prey On Facebook





Scammers have been having a field day on Facebook by tapping into human beings' bizarre affinity for viral videos that show other human beings engaging in ridiculous behavior. Aware of people's tendency to impulsively click on links in their friends' profiles, miscreants are running roughshod on the Facebook community with rogue applications.

Security researchers at Sophos have been keeping close tabs on this trend, and here CRN presents 8 viral scams that the security firm has observed running on Facebook during the month of August.

 
 
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