More Spam Scams on Facebook – goldbase.be

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Aside from Iran’s attempts to block Facebook in the run-up to the election (they just lifted the ban, according to this LA Times piece), I have also noticed that there is an increasing number of spam scams on Facebook. In the most recent hack attack, you receive a mail from a friend or even some stranger (as is the case below) inviting you to “Look at this goldbase.net” or goldbase.be some other .be addresses which are obviously bogus. Don’t do it! Delete immediately, without passing go.

Goldbase Scam

And here is another one that is circulating “growerd.ru” from our friends in Russia:

Growerd.ru Scam

If you receive this type of FB mail, it is only your “friend” that is infected, not you. If you find, however, that mail is being sent from your account (someone needs to alert you!), here is the advice from Mashable:

1. As a precaution, go to your browser settings and clear your cookies.
2. Change your Facebook password
3. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a full system

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