Tech Tip: Beware of the newest Facebook Scam

There are so many scams floating around the internet, it is hard to keep track. Vigilance is required to keep your information safe.

The latest Facebook scam uses your own friends, family, and acquaintances as a Trojan Horse. The scammer, disguised as someone you know, adds you as a friend on facebook, and will proceed to chat with you about a "Federal Grant". They attempt to get personal information from you or send you to a site that will request your personal information.

Here are a few tips to help prevent being fooled by this scam:

  1. Know who you are adding on Facebook
  2. Don't give out personal information on social media sites
  3. Trust your gut. If something doesn't seem right, don't do it, research it first.

Here is an article by VIPRE for more information