After we notified the company of the scam, we spent the weekend watching live as users lost money in group conversations on Messenger.
Facebook, which rakes in billions in quarterly revenue, allowed the scam to run on its platform for at least several weeks.
Such emails promised "$90 or more" in rewards for answering a few questions. They didn't come from Pfizer.
Readers began receiving a "notice of class action settlement" for a company named Plaid in early 2022.
Did Amazon launch a presale of a new Amazon Token cryptocurrency -- and does the purchase of this cryptocurrency also include Amazon Prime and other member benefits? No, that's not true: A series of spoof websites impersonating both Amazo
The scam all began with a death hoax about Eastwood.
Did ALDI create a giveaway in which Facebook users who share and comment on a specific post will receive "a bag of Christmas essentials" as well as a $500 voucher for the store? No, that's not true: The post is not from the verified ALDI'
"This message was sent from a trusted sender" is not how trustworthy emails usually begin.
A scam claiming to offer free TVs from Tesco is spreading widely on Facebook. The post, from an account called “Tesco Fans” says: “We're about to chuck around 300-400 TV's that have been use for display TV's in our stores around the U
Is the story of a man scamming visitors by posing as a parking lot attendant at the Bristol Zoo Gardens in Bristol, England, real? No, that's not true: The claim about a man who pretended to be a parking attendant for 25 years at the Bris
We reached out to the Better Business Bureau to learn more.
It might not be a good sign when the bottom of a brand new website displays a list of "disclaimers" in small print addressed to "Facebook reviewers and 3rd party fact checkers."
Does this post lead to an article about some type of legal issue concerning an actor? Did the actor lend their name and endorsement to a brand of CBD gummies as "the ultimate pain relief solution"? No, that's not true: This clickbait teas
A scam email from a fake NHS email address is being circulated, claiming that the public must take new PCR tests that work with the newly-identified Omicron variant of concern. The NHS has publicly confirmed that these emails are a scam. Fu
Facebook scammers posted pictures from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" without permission in order to promote a fake giveaway.
The real Diesel Brothers, whose likeness was used without permission, had nothing to do with the scam.
Scam artists are using Amazon to send people face masks laced with “something toxic.”
U.K.'s cybercrime reporting center and Lewis denied releasing a warning on a scam involving banks.
The bogus promotion ran on at least 13 separate inauthentic Facebook profiles, in September 2021.
Jesse Benton, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was accused in an indictment unsealed in federal court in Washington.
The body of one scam email about a Roundup settlement claimed it came from "a trusted sender."
REVIEW BasisCamp was a multi-day simulation game event, which took place in August 2021 in Germany. On its YouTube channel, BasisCamp is described as “A Global Pandemic Exit Exercise” organized by members of the Corona Investigation Committee (Sti
Many scammers have conned people under the alias of Publishers Clearing House.
Such phishing scams are often used to collect personal information.
The Facebook email scam can often be found in spam folders, where it belongs.
The scam emails are not official correspondence from the United States Postal Service.
Unsolicited emails that appeared as a fake Fox News article led to a Keto Burn scam that had no affiliation with the "Shark Tank" TV show.
Online posts spread across multiple countries, offering prize money in more than one currency.
After covering spam and scams for more than 25 years, we were delighted to see how Roy Baker Jr. shut down an incoming call from potential phone scammers.
Posts reporting the disappearance of a girl called Ellie Morrad have been circulating on Facebook. One post says she went missing in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. But another says she went missing in Porthmadog in north west Wales. The photo accompan
Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Sri Lanka promote a purported supplement as a Covid-19 treatment, claiming the remedy cured patients at a local hospital. The claim is false: health experts warned the purported treatment was a "scam". The
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Criminals posing as Microsoft support workers are calling people and claiming that their IP address has been compromised. The post Microsoft ‘Your IP Address has been Compromised’ Tech Support Scams appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
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Though the retail giant has made a commitment to reduce the use of plastic bags, stores around the world still offer them.
If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Readers should beware of any Facebook pages that offer free gift cards, coupons, or vouchers simply for liking, commenting, and sharing posts.
A copypasta offer appeared too good to be true.