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Voice Alert Scams Being Used to Trick People into Believing Their Computers Are Infected

Scammers have found a new technique, which they are using to trick their potential victims into believing their computers are infected with viruses. The technique uses voice alerts or messages to grab the scammers' potential victims’ attention, by claiming the victims’ computers have been infected with viruses and they should call a telephone number or visit a website in order to have the viruses remove. But, there is no virus, and internet users who have heard a voice coming from their computer speakers, claiming their computers have been infected or taken over by hackers, should not follow instructions in the voice message or alert. ... Click here to continue reading.

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Beware of Facebook Powerball Grant Program Scams

There is no Facebook Powerball Grant Program. So, if someone sends you a message, an email, or if you see an advertisement or a message pops up on your screen, asking you to send money in order to receive thousands of dollars in return, it is a scam. The scammers behind the fake program will make it seem convincing, by claiming Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is in charge of the program. But, this is not true, and is only another lottery scam created by cyber-criminals, to steal thousands of dollars from their victims. ... Click here to continue reading.

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"Back to School with a £100 ASDA Coupon" - Facebook Scam

The Facebook post: "Back to School with a £100 ASDA Coupon," is a scam. The fraudulent post was created to lure Facebook users to the fraudulent website: "asda-news.linkmy .website," by claiming they can get a £100 ASDA coupon. But, there is no £100 ASDA coupon, and it is only a scam to get Facebook users to comment on, "like" or share the same deceptive post that is spreading the fake coupon, with their friends. The scam will also attempt to trick potential victims into completing surveys, which the scammers will get paid for. ... Click here to continue reading.

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"Press Like, Share, Type or Comment and See What Happens to the Picture" - Facebook Scams

Facebook users who are asked to like, share, type or comment on posts in order to see some form of magic trick, or see something strange or extraordinary happens, should not do so. This is because the posts were created by scammers, and Facebook users who follow the instructions in the fake posts run the risk of, scammers collecting and using their publicly available Facebook information in scams, or being placed on spamming lists. ... Click here to continue reading.

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"Arnold Schwarzenegger Found Dead of Apparent Heart Attack" - A Celebrity Death Hoax

Austrian-American actor and bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is best known for his role in the movie: "The Terminator," is not dead. The actor is alive and well. His death hoax, published on fake-news website: "msmbc .co," is spreading on the internet like wildfire, especially on social networking websites, where the fake story claims that the 68-years-old Arnold Schwarzenegger was found dead at his Los Angeles, California home. Remember, whenever something dramatic or depressing like the death of someone is posted on social networking or satire news websites, please verify it with a reputable news website before posting, sharing, commenting on, or liking. ... Click here to continue reading.

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Beware of Fake TB Joshua Ministries Facebook Pages Created by Scammers

Beware of fake TB Joshua Ministries Facebook pages created by scammers to encourage Facebook users to "like," share or comment on, by typing "Amen" or some other comments to give thanks. Facebook users who follow the instructions in the posts on the fake TB Joshua Ministries Facebook pages, run the risk of, scammers collecting and using their publicly available Facebook information in scams, or being placed on spamming lists. ... Click here to continue reading.

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