The most Widespread Facebook Scams Promise to Offer Users Profile Traffic Insights


From last few months Facebook is rocking with scams and spam. As Facebook has grown in popularity, it has also become a primary target for hackers and spammers. Scam messages spreading with short links. If you click on the link, you’re taken to a page that requests your permission to access private information. If you allow it to do so, the message immediately repost itself on all your friends’ walls.

BitDefender is a provider of innovative Internet security  solutions, released a detailed infographic which revealed the dynamics of the Facebook scam landscape. Top ranking the list of scams in the survey are so-called “stalker” offers, such as promises to let users ” see who has viewed their profile ” something that is not possible on Facebook.

Infographic to show where most scam come from:

– Traffic Insights: 34.7%, “who visited your profile”, “who deleted you”.

– Game bonuses: 16.2%, “free credits”, “get to the top level”

– Shocking images: 14.1%, “a woman killed herself then uploaded the images”

– Inexistent Facebook features: 12.5%, “old Facebook”, “Facebook themes”

– Versions of famous games: 8.4%, mario, pacman.

– Free gadgets: 5.7%, “win an iPhone for free”

– malware: 4.3%

– Other minor threats: 4.1%

[Via BitDefender]

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