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iPhone 5 giveaways on Facebook - a scam or what?

iPhone 5 giveaways on Facebook

iPhone 5 giveaways are flourishing on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet.

But how can you tell the scams from genuine offers? We help you decide, with some mathematics.

Hurricane Irene clickjacking scam on Facebook

Hurricane Irene clickjacking scam on Facebook

States in the USA, such as Vermont and New Jersey, are continuing to deal with heavy flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

And we weren't surprised to find internet scammers attempting to profit from other people's misery.

Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

It's Twitter not Twtter.

But even the best of us can make a typo, leading to potential costly consequences.

Red Arrow crashes during air show - a cold-hearted Facebook clickjacking scam

Red Arrow crashes during air show video - a cold-hearted Facebook clickjacking scam

Scammers on Facebook have once again proven themselves to be cold-hearted opportunists, unafraid to take advantage of personal tragedies for their own financial ends.

This time, they're exploiting the death of an RAF pilot with the Red Arrows.

Bikini-clad women and photo tags aid Facebook scammers

Bikini-clad women and photo tags aid Facebook scammers

If you're a Facebook user, please repeat after me:

"Facebook doesn't let you track who is viewing your profile. Third-party Facebook apps aren't allowed to do it either, and if they claim to offer the ability they are banned from Facebook."

Facebook killer video scam spreads between social networkers

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Is there a Facebook serial killer in your city?

Video scam spreads rapidly across social network, using GEO-IP lookup to appear more enticing.

Dad Drops His Daughter to Try to Catch a Baseball - Facebook scam

Dad Drops His Daughter to Try to Catch a Baseball - Facebook Scam

A father dropped his daughter while trying to catch a baseball.

But don't let the promise of a video of what happened trick you into falling for a Facebook scam.

Amy Winehouse death video scams appear on Facebook

Amy Winehouse death video scams appear on Facebook

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London home today, making headlines around the world.

Within four hours, cold-hearted scammers were taking advantage of her death on Facebook.

Oslo bombing taken advantage of by Facebook scammers

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Facebook scammers are taking advantage of today's bombing in Oslo, Norway. The scams don't depart from their standard formula, but are particularly disgusting considering the tragic event they exploit.

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it's a rogue application spreading virally

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to reveal a way to find out who has been secretly viewing your profile.

The truth is, however, that it's another scheme to earn money for scammers.

How NOT to get Justin Bieber to follow you on Twitter

How NOT to get Justin Bieber to follow you on Twitter

Just as there are many adoring young fans of Justin Bieber around the world, there are also scammers looking for an opportunity to make a quick buck.

Here's how not to get Justin Bieber to follow you on Twitter.

This Girl must be out of her mind on live television - Facebook scam

This Girl must be out of her mind on live television - Facebook scam

Another "Jaa" scam spreads quickly between Facebook users, claiming to be a video of an Italian TV presenter.

This g1rl must be Out of her Mind - Facebook scam spreading quickly

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Another survey scam is doing the rounds today on Facebook claiming to be a video of a girl getting revenge for being wronged. Learn what to watch for and how to avoid this scam on Facebook.

A spider under the skin? It's a Facebook survey scam

A spider under the skin? It's a Facebook survey scam

A scam is spreading quickly on Facebook claiming to be a video of a spider under somebody's skin.

You would think that everyone would be wise to such scams by now, but still they spread very effectively.

Leaked video of Casey Anthony confessing? Facebook scam spreads quickly

Leaked video of Casey Anthony confessing? Facebook scam spreads quickly

Has Casey Anthony confessed to killing her daughter? Scammers on Facebook would like you to think so, and that a leaked video reveals the truth.

The only truth, however, is that sick cybercriminals are taking advantage of a news story for their own commercial ends.

"Brother rapes sister video" scam: Why can't Facebook stop this?

"Brother rapes sister video" scam: Why can't Facebook stop this?

We see many scams spreading across Facebook every day, but some of them really make us lose our faith in society.. and Facebook itself.

Free Apple iTunes Giftcard scam spreads on Facebook

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Facebook users are being tricked into helping scammers earn money, in the mistaken belief that they will receive a free $25 Apple iTunes Giftcard.

Ex girlfriend Facebook scams use shocking imagery, but spread quickly

Ex girlfriend Facebook scams use shocking imagery, but spread quickly

A pornographic video of an ex-girlfriend on Facebook is just the bait for the latest fast-spreading scam.

'Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!' Wardrobe malfunction video used in Facebook scam

'Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!' Wardrobe malfunction video used in Facebook scam

An Italian model and TV hostess suffers an embarrassing costume slip on live television. It's no surprise, therefore, to find scammers taking advantage of the video for their own financial ends.

Ryan Dunn's last words lead to a Facebook scam

Ryan Dunn's last words lead to a Facebook scam

Ryan Dunn, a star of the TV show Jackass, died last week after a high speed car crash. And within hours, ghoulish scammers were taking advantage of the daredevil's demise by claiming to have exclusive videos of the accident in links that spread via Facebook.