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Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

Fake Tesco/Asda voucher scammers on Facebook hit with large fines

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Two firms have been fined a total of £450,000 (approximately US $720,000) for running a series of scams on Facebook.

The scams, which claimed to offer free vouchers and supermarket gift cards for the likes of Tesco and Asda,resulted in members of the public signing-up for expensive premium-rate phone services.

FTC announces international crack down on bogus support call scam

FTC announces international crack down on bogus support call scam

The US Federal Trade Commission announced a crackdown on a widespread phone-based scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer owners, worldwide, into purchasing bogus computer cleanup services.

"Omg this is so cool!" Pinterest hack feeds spam to Twitter and Facebook

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Another rash of account takeovers on the photo-sharing site Pinterest has spilled over onto Twitter and Facebook, as spammers take advantage of linked accounts.

Beware! Free Apple products used as lure in text scams

Free Apple products used as lure in text scams

Could an Apple iPad, iPhone or MacBook be yours for free?

Afraid not - that SMS text message you received is a scam.

18 months later, and Facebook Profile Viewer rogue apps still successfully tricking users

18 months later, and Facebook still failing to stop Profile Viewer rogue apps

Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile.

Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion.

Shocking 17-year-old public high school antics clickjack unwary Facebook users into scam

Shocking 17-year-old public high school antics clickjack unwary Facebook users into scam

Would you click on this?

It seems many Facebook users did. Wise up to the threat of clickjacking, or become an easy target for scammers.

Sophos CEO targeted by email scammer

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Sometimes email scams can contain facts that make them surprisingly believable.

As Sophos CEO Steve Munford recently discovered. The question is - was he specifically targeted, or was it just coincidence?

Is this *your* passport being used by email scammers?

Passport email scam

Have you received an email from "Karen Shaw"? Has she sent you her passport details?

Be on your guard against email scammers.

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users

Stop! If you've been told to verify your Facebook account before June 15th you may be about to be scammed.

Giant snakes eating zookeepers and unwatchable videos - Facebook hit again by clickjacking scams

Giant snakes eating zookeepers and unwatchable videos - Facebook hit again by clickjacking scams

Facebook users are once again suffering from an onslaught of clickjacking survey scams, designed to fool them into unwittingly saying they "Like" a link to drive web traffic that simply fills the pockets of scammers.

Multiply multilingual - Email scams aren't just from Nigeria

Multiply multilingual - Email scams aren't just from Nigeria

They used to be called "Letters from Nigeria", but it's not such a good name these days. Because they can come from any corner of the world, in a multitude of languages.

Rihanna sex video trap used by Facebook scammers.. again

Rihanna sex video trap used by Facebook scammers.. again

You would think that if there had been a widespread scam on Facebook two months ago, that it wouldn't be capable of spreading using identical wording now, wouldn't you?

Sadly, it seems the answer is "no".

Facebook clickjackers said to make over $1 million a month, agree to stop spam

Facebook clickjackers said to make over $1 million a month, agree to stop

A firm at the centre of allegations that its affiliates flooded Facebook with spam and clickjacking attacks has agreed to clean up its act - after earning up to $1.2 million per month in gross monthly revenues.

Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages

Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages

Always take care about clicking on links sent to you out of the blue, even if they arrive on your mobile phone.

Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes scams hit Facebook

Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes scams hit Facebook

Have you seen a message on Facebook saying that free pairs of Ray-Bans or TOMS shoes are being given away to users?

Don't believe it.

Facebook teams up with Sophos and other security vendors

Facebook teams up with Sophos

Facebook has announced that it is teaming up with a number of security vendors, including Sophos.

Draw Something scam targets players via Twitter

Draw Something scam targets players via Twitter

Are you one of the millions of devotees of the Draw Something game?

Watch out! Scammers are trying to dupe you into clicking on their links.