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'Liking' Facebook virals makes scammers rich


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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

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Facebook users who've clicked viral links such as 'Click This if You Hate Cancer' could be in for a nasty surprise.

The links - and others such as 'click this picture and see what happens' do nothing except make cyber-scammers rich.

Once the pages have collected huge numbers of 'Likes', they are then sold, for cash, to other businesses who use them to make their page appear popular.


A blog post by Daylan Pearce, a search-engine expert at Next Digital in Melbourne, explains how the nonsense posts scam works - and shows how the pages are sold on.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

This is why Facebook is stupid.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

Still isn't as bad as the people who put their whole lives up on facebook, including the happenings of people they know/family, and make dumb comment after comment for attention.


#4    CuriousGreek

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

I've never liked (not even clicked on) pages, for which i've seen recommendations, such as ''click here''...i'll like whatever i want to, let alone i was always finding those pages suspicious..!

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νιώθεις πως δεν υπάρχουνε λύσεις,
τότε μόνο δυο μάτια μπορούνε,
να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να ζήσεις.




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