If you’ve ever seen an interesting or borderline x-rated video on your timeline, you are probably tempted to click, right? Well, doing that will trigger remote software to be installed on your computer. You might be leaving your computer vulnerable to virus and malware attacks. That’s how sophisticated spammers and scammers have become in using Facebook to spread their scams. This is serious business. People who spread viruses and spyware aren’t doing it to gain street credibility. They could care less what other geeks or hackers think of them.
They’re in it for the almighty dollar and according to top notch anti-virus software company, Bitdefender, social media scammers are poised to rake in millions of dollars this holiday season. We wouldn’t know yet regarding the total dollar figure. But in terms of the volume of the scams hitting Facebook, we can see that there was an effort. So, it’s possible that these scammers who are behind those fake voucher scams and other shady deals will double their profits. What are the scams should you be on the lookout for? There are free vouchers scams, there are charity scams and even ransomware. So, you have to be aware of the fact that Facebook cannot catch all the links being shared on Facebook. Many of these links may be very harmful to your computer. The best you can do is to make sure that you re running an anti-virus software and that software is updated. You’ve been warned.