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EastEnders baby swap plot exploited by Facebook scammers

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A controversial BBC soap opera plotline is being exploited on Facebook by rogue applications to earn money through survey scams.

Girl Committed Suicide Before a Cam scam gets personal on Facebook

Girl Committed Suicide Before a Cam scam gets personal on Facebook

A Facebook scam about a girl who allegedly killed herself on her webcam uses a slightly different piece of social engineering to trick you into taking its revenue-generating online survey.

Beware Top 10 Profile stalkers on Facebook and Twitter

Beware Top 10 Profile stalkers on Facebook and Twitter

Scams are attempting to increase their chances of success by targeting both Facebook and Twitter users at the same time.

Facebook suicide death video? Rogue application makes money for survey scammers

Facebook live suicide death video? Rogue application makes money for survey scammers

A rogue Facebook application poses as video of young woman who committed suicide.

Think before you help cybercriminals spread viral scam across the social network.

Free tickets on Southwest Airlines? It's the latest Facebook scam

Free tickets on Southwest Airlines? It's the latest Facebook scam

A so-called opportunity to win free tickets with Southwest Airlines may look like a dream come true, but in fact is an opportunity for scammers to harvest your information.

Reporter had a stroke on live TV - Facebook scam

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Facebook scammers exploit Serene Branson, after speculation spread that she had suffered a stroke while presenting from the Grammy Awards.

Van Gogh Museum hit by Facebook scammers

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The Facebook page of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been compromised to promote a money-making survey scam.

If your company taking proper measures to protect its Facebook presence?

Valentine's Day scams spread virally on Facebook

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Is there a girl/boy you really like? Do you want to send them a love poem on Facebook?

If so, you could be just the kind of person that survey scammers are looking for.

Facebook scam: Dad catches daughter stripping on webcam

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OMG! It's another survey scam being spread via rogue applications on Facebook.

Sick scammers claim to link to video of daughter caught stripping on webcam.

Facebook stalkers and profile creeps - rogue apps spread virally

Facebook stalkers and profile creeps - rogue apps spread virally

Do you want to know who stalks you on Facebook? Do you want to see who creeps around your profile?

If so, you're a prime candidate to fall for a fast-spreading Facebook scam.

Scam: I was logged into Facebook for XXXX hours in 2010

Scam: I was logged into Facebook for XXXX hours in 2010

Spam messages are spreading across Facebook claiming to be from users who have calculated the total hours they spent on the social network during 2010.

Make sure you're not helping scammers with their money-making scheme.

Facebook will close all accounts today? Rogue app spreads virally

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Facebook scam spreads virally, claiming that all users must verify their accounts or have them deleted automatically.

Facebook scam: Guy that lives in my street killed his girlfriend today

Facebook scam: Guy that lives in my street killed his girlfriend today

Has one of your Facebook friends told you that a guy that lives in their street killed his girlfriend today?

Proceed with caution. Rogue applications are spamming out messages in an attempt to make money through survey scams.

Facebook profile views and white iPhone 4 helps rogue apps spread virally

Facebook profile rogue application tempts with white iPhone 4

It's been over a week, and there's no sign of this particular survey scam - spread via a Facebook rogue application - dying off.

Many users are being hit every few seconds on the social network. Watch our video and find out more.

The state of Facebook security

The state of Facebook security

82% of users polled say Facebook is the riskiest social network.

But Facebook and Sophos can't agree about how bad things are. What do you think?

Want to know your total Facebook views? Beware scam spreading virally

Want to know your total Facebook views? Beware scam spreading virally

Want to find out the total number of times your profile has been viewed on Facebook? Beware spammers who are exploiting your desire for numbers to spread money-making survey scams.

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number

Do you really want complete strangers being able to access your mobile phone number and home address?

Facebook plays a dangerous game with new ability for application developers.

Zodiac sign survey scam spreading virally on Facebook

Zodiac sign survey scam spreading virally on Facebook

Did Zodiac signs change in 2011? No, they didn't. But Facebook scammers are taking advantage of the rumour to make money.

Scammers exploit viral video of girl falling into fountain while texting

Scammers exploit viral video of girl falling into fountain while texting

A girl falls into a mall's fountain because she's too busy concentrating on texting.

When the video becomes an internet sensation, cybercriminals are only too quick to jump on the bandwagon.

125,000 people fooled by Tupac Shakur / Suge Knight Facebook scam

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Marion "Suge" Knight has not been arrested for the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur.

But Facebook scammers are exploiting internet rumours - and a bogus news report - to make money through online surveys.