In the past, we reported a number of Facebook scams that were spreading like wildfire. Scam messages including “Girl Killed Herself After Dad Posted On Wall Scam”, “Marika Fruscio Spam”, “OMG Can’t Believe Justin Beiber Did This To A Girl Spam”, which were reported earlier are still spreading on Facebook. As Facebook scams continue to boom and spam news feeds, Websense, a web security firm conducted an interesting study that explains how scam messages spread and how they work.

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It looks like the Facebook Security team have started to take scam messages and phishing attacks seriously. They have come up with a 14 pages long document called “Guide To Facebook Security” which will help its users understand the social network’s security features and possible ways to protect their account from threats like malware and phishing attacks. It also includes tips on how users can avoid click-jacking and like-jacking scam messages and scam apps.

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Beware “HaHa… I would hate to be this person” Facebook scam going around.

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Is Facebook Blocking Google Plus Invite Links?

Facebook appears to be piqued about Google Plus’ growth and is reported to be blocking Google Plus invites from the users’ Facebook news feed. This came into light when the senior vice president of social business, Vic Gundotra posted a video on YouTube demonstrating that Google+ invites that have been shared on Facebook did not show up in the news feed of other Facebook users.

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Facebook has become real spammy of late. Scam messages appear on Facebook news feed every now and then. We have reported several scam messages spreading on Facebook. Scammers trick users by creating scam messages with titles and thumbnails that make them curious to click. The purpose of creating scams is either drive traffic to scam web sites or earn money.

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Use Pinterest to find friends with common interests.

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Twitter is rolling out a HTML 5 version of their website to iPad users around the globe. While not everyone has access to it, it is said to be headed to all users over the next week.

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Remember Google’s Chrome “Bug Bounty” program? Facebook has joined Google, and is following the “Bug Bounty” program, by rewarding its security researchers. However, the reward is way too less. For security related bugs – cross site scripting flaws, for example – the company will pay a base rate of $500, but if they’re highly significant flaws, Facebook has promised to pay more. However, the company executives haven’t revealed the reward.

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Facebook has made some cosmetic changes to the Account Settings section, which it hopes will make editing and updating your account information easier.

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Twitter has added a new system of promoted tweets, which is going live with a select set of advertisers today.

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When Twitter initially launched its service, users created Twitter handles with nicknames and aliases that did not reveal the gender and it was difficult to identify it. Nevertheless, Twitter still does not have an option to let its users reveal their gender. However, a bunch of researchers has figured out a way to identify, or rather predict the gender of a user on Twitter based on their tweets.

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Another new video related Facebook scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook. The scam is similar to earlier scams like the Brother rapes and ills sister scam, Girl raped by Teacher in Classroom scam and the Ex Girlfriend Revenge Video scam where pictures of scantily clad women or couple in compromising positions accompany the updates.

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Amy Winehouse’s death is being exploited by scammers on Facebook. Scammers are now spreading fake videos of Amy Winehouse taking crack before her death on Facebook and enticing users to click and share them.

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Looks like I am working overnight today with Facebook Scams. I recently posted about three scams today. The first was a girl having a spider living under her skin video followed by the Oslo bombings video scam and the Ex Girlfriend being violated Facebook Scam. Now I have come across a new scam where a sexy mom is making thousands of dollars working from home.

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In a new trend, a new scam is spreading on Facebook in multiple ways. There are different updates related to the same thing and they are similar in nature. I have been writing about Facebook Scam for a while today. Previously, I wrote about the Oslo Blasts Security Camera Blast and the Girl Has a Spider Living Inside her Skin scam.

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