Facebook spammers are now creating fake user profiles to amass a large number of “friends” they can then sell to unsuspecting businesses. Worse yet, now these spammers have access to your personal information, which can lead to identity theft.
There is another Facebook email scam going around. This time victims receive an email instructing them to click on an attachment in order to retrieve the password. The attachment is really a password stealer, and once installed it can potentially access any username and password combination utilized on that computer – not just for the user’s Facebook account.
There are a lot of simple things you can do to keep yourself safe online. Here are the 5 most important things you can do today to maximize your web security.
Every year during tax season, online criminals create fake irs.gov domains in an attempt to trick taxpayers into revealing their personal and financial information. Here’s how you can protect yourself from these scams.