Why your “hacked” Facebook account may not have been “hacked”

“If you’ve received a friend request from me, please don’t accept it – I’ve been hacked!” – one of your facebook friends I’m sure we’ve all seen this, or something similar, posted by a friend on facebook at one time or another. Typically, this happens a few hours after you receive a friend request from […]

The growing trend of Facebook “Life Event” scams

Over the past month or so, I’ve noticed a growing trend of the use of “Life Events” on Facebook to promote fake competitions. The latest one doing the rounds claims to offer you the chance to win an all-expenses paid Disney cruise… let’s look at this in a little more detail, and I’ll point out […]