If it feels weird, don’t do it! Fake gift card scams on Facebook

If it feels weird, don't do it! Fake gift card scams on FacebookIt took less than one minute to make this fake gift card.

"He clicked on a link that took him to a Facebook fan page promising a sweet offer: If he clicked through and was one of the first 20,000 people to become Best Buy fans, he’d get a $1,000 gift card to spend on electronics."

Simon Axten, a Facebook spokesman:

"…be suspicious of anything that looks or feels strange online – whether it’s an unfamiliar link in a message from a friend who hasn’t contacted you in a while, or a promise of something valuable if you invite friends, provide personal information, or download software."

The real problem, especially when you’re on the Internet, is how to accurately judge what looks or feels strange, and is also a scam. The same old advice applies both online and offline: If it seems too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.

Article at PC World>>

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