An analysis of web scams, what they look like, how they work and what they do.
Scams are an increasing problem all over the web but they are most prevalent on social networking sites where they can quickly reach the largest audiences. This post will focus on Facebook scams but most of the information will be relevant for any website.
So first and foremost, what to be wary of…
If you click on something and you don’t get what you expect then it’s probably wise to step away. For example, if you think you’re clicking to watch a YouTube video and you don’t then see a YouTube video, there probably is no video and you should move on before you stumble into damage.
This type of scam is often referred to as “Link Jacking” and can be any scenario where a web link is hijacked to show one thing but take you to something else.