6 Signs You've Been Sucked Into A Facebook Scam
2. You Were Tempted To Click On A Photo Or Video You Just Couldn't Resist
Shocking images, news articles, blog posts and videos easily trick users into clicking links to view the content. The Facebook scam will redirect users to a malicious website where spyware or adware is installed on the victim's browser. Bitdefender's Cosoi said many of the scams are attempting to gain access to the victim's photos, likes, check-ins and other information, collecting the information for use in a potential social engineering attack. This is seen in 14 percent of Facebook scams, estimates Bitdefender.