Current Facebook scams you need to know about. Are you sharing and liking bogus pages?

There are some current Facebook Scams you need to be aware of. You are probably doing a big favor to the scammers by sharing and liking bogus pages.

This section will probably be interesting to many people because nearly EVERYONE is active on social networks nowadays. But beware, because scammers have been sneaking their way into the most popular social networks in order to trick people into giving their personal / financial information.

Facebook is critical, because they send tons of emails and notifications into your email / inbox. There are many Facebook scams/phishing emails, and I will do my best to describe all of them. So let’s start with Facebook first.

Phishers can create false emails like notifications about friend requests, messages, events, photos and videos, warnings that something will happen to your account if you don’t take action or similar B.S.

The most popular current Facebook scams

“Whats up {User Name} wut are you doinggg in this vvideooooooo???? lol!!”, “What are you doing in this video”, “Do you notice that they were rrecording u lol this is unpleasant lol !!”, “Hi. somebody is saying real bad rumors about you here ;(“, “Hey someone is making up dreadful things that are about you”.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

If you receive emails in your inbox, or if you see a posts like this in your Facebook news feed, on your wall or even in a Facebook message inbox, you must report the message as spam and then remove it from your wall/inbox.

Do not click the links inside message, because they will lead you to bogus websites, and their only goal is to steal your personal information. Bogus websites will look legit but they aren’t. They will look like this…

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This messages can arrive from your friend’s account, and that unfortunately means that your friend’s account has been hacked.

He commited fatal mistake by giving up his personal details. Do not enter your personal details, and if you already entered your details, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY.

The message’s subject is pretty interesting and and it will spark curiosity as it says: ‘What are u Doing in This Video?’, or “Do you notice that they were recording u lol this is unpleasant lol!!”It appears as if the friend is making fun of what you are seen doing in the video.

There is no video of you on the internet of you doing something “crazy or embarrassing”, scammers are sending you a link to a page that looks legitimate, but it is not and it is intended to steal your private information.

Special note – You can receive similar message on Twitter too

If you receive message like “What are you doing in this video”, “Do you notice that they were rrecording u lol this is unpleasant lol !!”from someone you follow on Twitter, do not click on links. However, if you click on that link, it will take you to pages that will look legit and real, and they are not.

Please hold your mouse (but don’t click) on the link and you will see that domain probably isn’t but if you click on that link it will look completely legit. Web page will look like this…

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You can also receive a message on Twitter that said something like “What are u doing in this video” which includes a Facebook link. Do not click on the link. If you click on the link it will take you to this page (or page that is similar)..

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As you can see, this is a fake Facebook page with fake Twitter login details. Of course, if you enter your real Facebook or Twitter username and password, hackers will collect your login details and they will use this account information to conduct more scams like this one.

Let’s see another Facebook scam examples like Facebook lottery scams, Friend requests scams, Tool update scams etc…

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

‘Congratulations, you’ve won International Facebook lottery’

I don’t think so. If you receive email with Facebook lottery scams, just delete it. The email claims that you have won huge amount of money ($650 000 or $950,000) in the “Facebook Online International Lottery” with another complete lie that your email address was randomly chosen–by Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder and CEO) himself.

After that you will be required to contact ‘agents’, ‘secretaries’ or ‘claim officers’ of the Facebook team, Mr. or Mrs. x via this fake email you have received with complete and detailed information about yourself.

‘Claim officer’ will then instruct you to pay a ‘fee’ before your ‘winning’ can be transferred to you. Of course, I don’t have to tell you money will go into scammer’s pockets, and you will not receive a single penny from their so-called lottery.

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Here is another scam. Make &236;/day ($7000+/month) from your home with Facebook

Ignore this because Facebook does not have this program.

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You will need to purchase $4 ‘Facebook Millionaire’ Marketing kit. But before that, you are required to open the application page, and then you will be asked to provide your name and email address to ‘check availability’. A next page will then open and they will congratulate you on being ‘eligible’.

Do not send any money, and do not give your credit card details because this is false and only thing that you will do is to fill scammer’s pockets if you pay any amount of money.

Here is an example of scam email which claims that you ‘Violated the policy that is insulting to Facebook’.

You can also receive similar message with subject like WARNING:Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. System will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.

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As you can see, you will receive the message which claims you have logged in into Facebook from another device. I don’t see a problem here. I have logged into Facebook probably a hundred times from another device without any issues.

You will be warned to ‘verify your account for your security’.

Do not enter your details, because if you do that, scammers will have complete control over your account. Log in to your Facebook account directly from, not from link that is provided in email.

Fake Facebook friend requests

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current Facebook Scams

‘See who viewed your profile’,‘OMG! Its unbeliveable now you can get to know who views your Facebook profile’

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

If you click on the links you are required to install an app that will ‘help’ you to see who was checking out your profile. Thousands of people were scammed by this app. This scam uses curiosity, because it can trick Facebook users into belief that they have admirers or fans who are secretly watching their profiles.

You would probably like to know if your high school sweetheart is checking out your profile, right?

Well, slow down. If you click on the links, you will need to download Facebook apps called ‘Profile spy’ or ‘Profile Watcher’ that is supposed to ‘uncover’ who is watching your profile.

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But beware, because Facebook does not offer any application or way for members to see who has viewed their profile (official Facebook statement-see below).

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If you install this app, scammers will use it to steal your personal information like e-mail, password etc. It will lead to identity theft, and scammers will also target your friends with the same thing.

Do not click on the links, and do not install this app and you will protect yourself. If you see a message or email promoting such an app, visit Facebook help center –

There is also another similar type of scam like this one, and it is ‘Your top stalkers’ among your friends who are viewing your profile.

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The users on the screenshot above are ‘locked’ and if you want to unlock them, you will need to complete the surveys. The ‘surveys’ lead to bogus websites that will try to steal your personal information.

Another important thing is that you will maybe have to provide mobile phone number to receive ‘results’ of the survey.

If you give your mobile phone number, you will have to agree to give permission for their information to be shared with you, which means you will start to receive annoying text messages, and commercials or even phone calls about various unwanted and irrelevant services and products.

So save yourself, and do not give away your phone number.

Facebook Gift cards and contests phishing email/scam (Starbucks, IKEA, Walmart, Aldi, IPhone contest)

There are many Facebook gift card scams like Starbucks $50 or 100 GC scams, $10 Walmart GC scams, Aldi supermarket $75 scam etc.

Do not trust any Facebook email, post or page which claims that you can win gift cards, vouchers, or trips because no gift cards are being given away.

If you see for example that Starbucks, Walmart or IKEA are offering Gift cards, do not fall for this trap. First, you can protect yourself by checking out their official Facebook pages.

If they are giving away Gift Cards, they will have news or updates on their official Facebook pages. So far, there was no official Gift cards presentation from any company.

For example, Starbucks Gift card scam was very popular in 2011. But it can occur again from time to time. They were celebrating 40 years, but there was no official Gift card presentation from Starbucks, and they have clearly said that on their official Facebook page. Here is a screenshot below.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

Don’t make the mistake of sharing the scam link, because you will spam your friends with the same message. Also, don’t click on any link that is provided within message because they will take you to fake and suspicious websites.

Hover your mouse, but don’t click on the link and you will see that link will take you to websites that have nothing to do with Starbucks.

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There was also a $1000 IKEA Gift card scam that deceived tens of thousands of people. If you see any Gift Card offers from ‘IKEA’, just ignore it. IKEA is not associated with ANY surveys, contests or applications that occur online. You can read proof HERE.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

Here are some other examples of fake gift card scams. No such offers exist, and if you see any Gift Card vouchers from popular companies on Facebook, or receive them in your email, simply ignore them.

If you are curious about this, check out their official Facebook pages.

Costco $100 to $1,000 Cash Cards scam

Costco scam was popular in 2016, and it occurred again a couple of months ago. But of course, it was and still is a total scam. Do not click on the links, and do not share.

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current Facebook Scams

And here is official Costco Facebook statement about fake $100 to $1000 Costco cash cards.

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ALDI supermarket Gift cards and coupons

ALDI is a global supermarket chain. Do not be fooled with fake ALDI gift cards and coupons, because this is a scam designed to trick you into visiting “survey” websites where you will be asked to provide your personal information and spamming your friends with the same thing, and this scam could infect your computer system with dangerous malware and viruses.

Let’s see some ALDI scam examples…

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

Official ALDI Australia statement on Facebook…

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Kroger Gift card scam

If you see photos of fake Kroger Gift cards or Vouchers on Facebook, warn your friends about them and do not re post! Also do not click on the links provided in your email or Facebook wall. If you click on the links you are led into a set of pages that will ask you to put a personal information (name, age, address, phone numbers), complete fake surveys, and in the end you will have to sign up (and commit to paying) for multiple “Reward Offers” like Netflix subscriptions etc.

And on top of that, you will never receive any coupons.

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Here is an official Kroger statement and warning on Facebook about ‘FREE Kroger coupon’.

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Fake ‘FREE’ iPhone Facebook scam contest (plus other fake Facebook contests)

If you see photos of fake iPhone contests on Facebook, or if you receive notification in your email about this, warn your friends about them.

Fake iPhone contests claim that you can win iPhone by liking, sharing and specifying which phone color you want to win. These contests usually accumulate tens or even hundreds of thousands likes and they are spreading across the Facebook with the speed of light, but in reality they are offering something that doesn’t exist.

These links and pages are associated with identity theft and even malware attacks.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

But there is also another thing you need to pay attention to. Have you ever wondered why nearly all fake Contest pages encourage you to LIKE their offers?

You have probably seen this posts on Facebook and maybe even liked some of them without even realizing that you are actually doing a big favor for scammers.

When you ‘LIKE’ something (and share with your friends too), you are actually helping scammers to gain followers, and achieve their dark intentions such as collecting as many likes as they can and then blasting out spam messages promoting their contests, products or services, or even worse, SELLING these pages on the black market to scammers who will then use it for their own scam campaigns.

This method of spamming is called “LIKE-FARMING”.

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The most popular methods of “LIKE-FARMING” are of course posts or pages that will ask you to like or share their “offers” so you can “win” something. The most popular contest scams are IPHONE “contests”, but there are also other types of these scams.

Luxury House giveaways, Traveling contests, Car giveaway contests etc.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

When some particular “offers” become popular, scammers can then clean and scrub the original content and replace it with something else. So basically, “Like-farming” is when scammers post an attention-grabbing contests, stories or videos on Facebook for the purpose of receiving likes and shares. Facebook’s algorithms emphasize popular content, and gathering “likes” and “shares” receives a high bounty, and it will more likely show in Facebook news feeds.

How you can recognize fake Facebook contests and “LIKE-FARMING” scam?

Scammers will mask themselves as legit companies such as Samsung, Apple, Sony etc. and they will include stolen graphics that depict the targeted company’s products. Fake pages often make ridiculous claims that they are giving away the products because they are “unsealed”.

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Take a look at the picture above and use common sense. A company is giving away 150 UNSEALED RVs?

If real, such promotions would cost a fortune for them. For what? Facebook likes? For sharing links with your friends? Yeah, sure. Scammers also use very poor grammar and spelling in their posts, which is unlikely to occur on a Facebook Pages from companies that are legit.

For example, company is claiming they will give 1000 iPhone’s to randomly chosen people on Facebook. That would be several ten thousand dollars in value for nothing more then a few thousand Page likes and shares. I don’t know about you, but this is ridiculous to me. Take a look at another car giveaway scam examples…

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

It doesn’t matter how much liking, sharing, or commenting you do, you will not win a Range Rover or anything else. If you see a suspicious post that you feel may be a fake competition, head straight over to the official page for whoever asserts to be running the competition.

If you think that particular competition or contest is false, do not share and like it, and report it to Facebook.

Is the page officially verified and approved from Facebook?

This is the first thing you must pay attention to. The page must be officially verified and approved from Facebook which means it must have BLUE VERIFIED BADGE near the name.

When the company has the blue verified badge it means that Facebook confirmed that this is an authentic page for this company or brand.

Let’s see for example Disney Cruise Line and Emirates legit and false Facebook pages!

This is an example of legit Disney Cruise line Facebook page…

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Here are some examples of suspicious/scam Disney Cruise line pages that are not officially approved from Facebook…

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current Facebook Scams

Legit Emirates Facebook page

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False and suspicious Emirates Facebook page

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Be careful what you like and share on Facebook, because many pages aren’t real.

There is a growing trend of Facebook scam travel contests, and these pages and posts have been liked and shared thousands of times in only few days (or even hours). If you see some suspicious contest, always check first if the page is officially verified by Facebook.

You can also report and block Facebook suspicious and scam pages here:

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One of the most popular types of “like-pharming” scam are Fake travel contests. Let’s see some examples below…

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

As you can see, these pages claim that you can win a trip to Fiji Islands or Bali. Of course, it is everybody’s dream to travel to such an exotic places. But unfortunately this is not real.

There is no Fiji Islands or Bali prize and you have zero chance to win anything. Plus, the so called Bali trip related Facebook page claims that you have an extra $3000 spending cash. Hmm, does it sound too good to be true?

This is a classical “Like-Farming” scam. The trick is to collect as many likes as possible and page can get thousands (or even tens of thousands) of new likes within just a few hours. The more likes a Facebook Page has, it is more likely to sell on the black market to scammers that can use the page for other scamming purposes.

“Like-Farming” scams are very popular on Facebook, and new versions of this scam appear nearly every day. Scammers are very creative and they will always bring something new. For example, you can receive following messages in your inbox:

“WIN 10 or 20 MINUTES IN OUR STORE TO GO CRAZY! (Example for Myer store)

Now you have the chance to go crazy in one of our stores and take everything you want for 10 minutes!

To join you have to:

1. Like the picture

2. Comment “Myer”

3. Share the picture

We will announce 5 winners the 15th of June!

Good luck!”

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Now you have the chance to go crazy in one of our stores and take everything you want for 10 minutes!” – to be honest, this is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard.

If this is true, I would have probably rented a smaller truck or a van to take ‘everything I want’ from this store. This scam is designed to collect as many likes as possible and you can be sure that Myer (or any other store or supermarket) is in no way associated with this and do not use social media for such ridiculous offers or promotions.

Do not participate in this, because these prizes do not exist, and by sharing and liking you are also exposing your Facebook friends to this type of scam. If you see page with ‘WIN 10 or 20 MINUTES IN OUR STORE TO GO CRAZY!’ message or receive it in your inbox, ignore it and delete this email because it isn’t real.

Win a ‘Luxury Shopping Trip to New York’ Facebook Scam

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This is another too good to be true offer from ‘New York holidays’ which claims that you can win a staying in a 5 star hotel in New York with $5000 spending cash. As lovely as it sounds, don’t be tempted to like or share this false offer because you will expose your friends to the scam.

If you click on the page, you will be taken to the typical survey scam site which is designed to steal your personal information, and only one who will win is the scammer who created this false contest.


current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

This is clearly fake Disney cruise competition because this page does not have blue verified badge (which means it is not approved from Facebook).

Scammers are stealing pictures from OFFICIAL Disney (or other) pages and they are putting these pictures on their own scam pages to mask themselves.

Among other fake ‘Cruise’ or ‘Travel and vacation’ contests there are ‘Holiday to the Maldives’ contest, ‘Bora Bora vacation scam’, ‘Royal Carribean Australia’ cruise scam, ‘Win a carnival cruise’ scam, ‘Carnival cruises Goody bags’ giveaway etc.

They are more or less the same, the only difference between them is that some of them are offering different amount of ‘cash giveaways’.

‘Free Flight Tickets’ contests

Let’s take a look at some fake ‘Free flight ticket’ contests.

Among many fake flight contests, there are Southwest Air and British Airway tickets giveaways, JetBlue paid vacations, American Airlines free tickets, Etihad Airways ‘2 tickets to fly anywhere’ scam, Virgin Airways ‘Complimentary First class flights’, ‘Quantas Airways FREE business class tickets’, ‘Free’ Delta Airline tickets etc.

I will not describe each of them separately, because they are all the same. The only thing that is different among these scams is amount of ‘Spending cash’ and amount of ‘Class flights or tickets company is giving away’.

They all look attractive, but in reality, there are no contests of any kind, and by liking and sharing these pages you will spam your friends with bogus competitions, and if you personally decide to like and check out these pages you will be taken to false websites that can contain malware.

current Facebook Scams


current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

Death scams / shocking video phishing emails

There is also another very popular type of Facebook scams/phishing emails, and it is called Death scams or ‘False claims about the injuries or deaths of famous people/celebrities’.

Scammers will post ‘news’ about false celebrity death claims, to trick you into visiting pages or websites that can contain various viruses.

They will most often label videos or phishing emails as ‘BREAKING NEWS’ and they will include logos of a BBC, CNN, Fox News or other news channels that appear legit.

On the list of celebrities that have ‘died’ are Beyonce, Sylvester Stallone, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others.

In 99.9% of time, links will lead you to pages that appear legit because the page formatting, and logos look real. However, stories about celebrities death are made up but they spark curiosity because they can (and most often will) appear out of nowhere.

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current Facebook Scams

If you receive a celebrity death or injury report that you suspect may be false, hover your mouse but do not click on any links it contains (even if the link displayed in the post belongs to the same news outlet).

Instead, investigate the report on the Internet (Google knows everything) or head directly to the news channel website (Facebook or official) and start from there.

If celebrity actually dies, mainstream news outlets around the world will spread it with the speed of light and you can actually read it immediately everywhere.

Don’t be tempted to click on the links, because if you do, you will be automatically taken to suspicious websites. However, if you commit a mistake and click on the links, there are few possible scenarios that can happen.

First, you can be taken to false pages that will try to convince you to install some fake apps that can contain viruses, or you may be told that you need to install or update ‘plugin’ if you want to watch videos.

However, ‘plugin’ can contain malware, or hijack your browser and as a result it will display various ‘updates’ you will need to download or redirect you to suspicious and spammy websites that will display fake ‘Prize offers’, false survey websites, or too good to be true ‘Business opportunities’.

The most dangerous type of scam is false ‘Virus infection that has been detected on your computer’.

Pop-up window with false virus scanner will open, and it will claim that you have multiple viruses on your computer, and it will urge you to download false Anti-virus that will ‘protect’ you from viruses in the future, or it will tell you that you must pay a fee (with your credit card of course) to download or install the ‘software’ that will remove viruses from your computer.

Do not enter your card details because it will lead to identity theft. In reality, you do not have viruses on your computer and this pop-up window is just a trick to give your credit card details to scammers.

There is also a possibility that your credit card will be billed every month with some hidden membership fees without your knowledge or approval, and there will be no other option but to cancel your credit card.

So just close this website, do not come back again, and do not download anything.

The same thing can happen if you run into some SHOCKING VIDEO fake news. When you click on the videos you are asked to install Facebook app which will later continue to bombard your Facebook wall or your email inbox with fake ‘shocking videos’ or ‘breaking news’.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

However, if you did a mistake and installed an app, you can learn how to block all unwanted Facebook apps HERE.

The links and apps will open false pages that will trick you into participating in survey scams, installing rogue Facebook apps or malicious browser plugins which can contain malware or other viruses.

Do not click links in these bogus messages even if you see them on your friend’s wall, because their accounts have probably been hacked too. You need to warn them about this, and tell them to block and uninstall these apps and change their passwords immediately.

How scammers profit from Facebook likes and shares?

Over the years scammers have used many ‘prizes’ and fake contests like luxury vehicles, free cruises, air travels, holidays, luxury houses as a bait on their fake Facebook pages.

You may think that one innocent like can do no harm to you, but you are wrong.

When you ‘like’ bogus pages, you are giving permission to scammers to reach you with another false competitions, because they can clearly see who liked the page, and they will not hesitate to bombard your Facebook wall or inbox with another fake competitions and prizes.

Another thing many people do not realize is that scammers earn money from Facebook likes. Of course, the more likes page has, the more valuable it is. And that is the main reason why ALL bogus competitions encourage you to LIKE AND SHARE their pages.

Referring to Facebook TOS (Terms of service), Section 4 Paragraph 9, Facebook states that “You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.”

So, Facebook does not allow you to sell pages. It is a violation of their terms of service.

However, there are certain portals and forums where scammers can make a deal for selling their pages, and the only way to prevent scammers of earning money is to REPORT these fake pages to Facebook, so they can shut it down and stop fraudsters of creating wealth by scamming people.

BONUS: Twitter phishing email examples

You can report fake Twitter emails at

Twitter phishing emails are not so widespread like Facebook phishing emails. However, there are some types of Twitter scam you need to pay attention to. Here is top 5 most common phishing Twitter scams.

Here is one type of scam that is very similar to Facebook’s “Wut are you doing in this video” phishing scam.

You can receive direct message on Twitter or in your inbox with subject like “What are you doing here?” or “Did you see this pic of you”.

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When you click on the link, you will be taken to the page that will ask you to provide your username and password. This page looks totally legit (scammer will even put Twitter logo on the page), but you need to pay attention to one small detail, and that is grammatical error which is IWITTER.COM instead of

Picture example below.

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This is obviously a fake Twitter site, and if you enter your details, scammers will have control over your account.

‘Get more followers’

This is another popular Twitter phishing scam. You can receive messages in your inbox with subject like ‘[WOW]LET GET 100 FREE MORE TWITTER FOLLOWERS!’, ‘GET FOR 100 TWITTER FOLLOWERS’, ‘THIS WEBSITE FREE INSTANT 100 TWITTER FOLLOWERS’ etc.

Well, if you examine examples above, you can see that even subjects have grammatical errors.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

If you click on the links, you will be taken to suspicious websites that will ask you to enter your Twitter username and password.

If you enter your credentials, scammers will re-tweet the same messages from your Twitter account every day. These sites will also claim that by entering your info, you will get more Twitter followers, and they will also offer some VIP memberships to get even more followers (for a price of course).

Do not buy ‘VIP memberships’ because not only buying followers does not help you at all, you also risk billings every month from your credit card without your knowledge.

On top of that, you can be accused of spreading spam on Twitter, and they can permanently ban you and close your account.

To be honest, even if you receive Twitter followers from these websites, they are useless bots that will just stand there. Gaining followers spontaneously is the key to success on Twitter. It takes time to build followers, and if someone follows you on Twitter, that means they have at least some interest in what you have to offer.

It doesn’t matter if you are promoting a business of some kind, or if someone has the same interests or passions as you (music, art or anything else).

In my opinion, buying Twitter followers is throwing your money in the garbage, nothing else.

If you receive direct message, or tweet about Twitter ‘followers’ just ignore it and do not buy anything.

Twitter support phishing emails

This is another common type of scam. You can receive message in your inbox that will look something like ‘Twit 73-923’ or ‘Twit 196-286’ etc.

These phishing emails will spark curiosity because they will look like they were sent from TWITTER SUPPORT.

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The email will state that you have unread messages in your inbox. However, when you click on the link inside email, you will be redirected to sites that are made to steal your personal details.

Some users reported that they were taken to the free shopping VIAGRA scam websites.

So if you receive an email in your inbox with subject ‘Twit xxx-xxx’ just delete it and do not click on the links and do not buy anything from these spammy websites if such offers exist.

“I have spent 379 days on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]”

If you click on the link inside this message, you will be taken to the page that will ask you to install an app that will connect to your Twitter data.

I think that you are smart enough to ignore and delete this message because this is classical phishing email. If you install an app, it will blast messages from your account with the same subject, and Twitter will most likely delete permanently your account, since you will be accused of spreading spam to other Twitter users.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

‘Find out who stalks your Twitter! THIS NEW APP ROCKS!’

I don’t think so. This is another attempt from phishers to steal your private information. By installing this app, you will spam your followers with the same message that will be sent regularly from your Twitter account.

current Facebook Scams

current Facebook Scams

If you click on the links, you will be asked to install application called ‘StalkTrak’ that is supposed to ‘help’ you to see who is ‘stalking’ you.

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If you look at the screenshot above, you can see that application can also ‘post tweets for you’. Yes, it will post and blast exactly the same tweets like this one to your followers, and you can be accused of spreading scam on Twitter, and they can permanently close your account.

If you already installed this app (or any other unwanted app) on Twitter you can remove it by clicking on your picture (you must log in to your Twitter account), then click on SETTINGSAPPS – REVOKE ACCESS.

When you remove these fake apps, they will stop blasting spam messages to your followers.

My final conclusion

I hope this social media Facebook and Twitter phishing scam article will help you to avoid them.

Some Facebook phishing scams use fake threats (like PayPal phishing email examples). They may tell you that something is wrong with your account, or they may claim that you have ‘violated their terms of service’.

If I helped even 1 person to avoid phishing emails/scams, then my mission is accomplished.

We need to help each other to stay safe online, and if you have received Facebook/Twitter phishing emails that I haven’t mentioned here, post it in the comment section below.

When reporting phishing emails, be sure to include entire subject, and text. You can also report phishing emails to:,

Thanks for reading this phishing email report. Once again, I hope this will help somebody to avoid this dangerous and unwanted frauds.

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