Facebook scams that gradually lead to Facebook hack

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. We cannot even think of a day without surfing Facebook or texting on Whatsapp. To be precise today’s generation is addicted to these social media platforms and little do they know that they are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and scams. Each and every person on the internet is susceptible to these threats and day by day, the number of cyber-attack cases is on the rise. Out of all other social media platforms, Facebook is the most prominent one. Hacks and scams are increasing tremendously on this particular platform. There is a countless number of people who became the victims of Facebook hack and scams.

Hackers are deploying a new technique called social engineering to hack Facebook and compromise accounts. Hackers today mainly focus on digressing users and making them believe something which is either fake or is infected. Believing the hackers, they fall for these scams and get infected by malware. Scams are always created in an appealing way so that the target easily falls for the scam. Scammers place malware either in the subscribe button, either in the clicks, installation or while downloading. Even visiting a fake website can make you infected. But all these can be avoided if you know how scammers and Facebook hackers will possibly trick you.

Let us discuss some techniques which scammers use to hack your Facebook account.

Facebook hack technique

Almost all the scams and hacking techniques used by hackers these days come under the common roof of “Social engineering”. This is the main trick hackers use to compromise your account. Here the hackers come in contact with the target and develop a good bond with them. Once the hacker feels that the trust factor is established, they slowly leak the information which they want from the target. When the mission is accomplished hackers slowly pull them back from contacting the target. Millions of such cases are reported daily all around the world. So, when a stranger begins to show more attention to you, sense the trap before you become a victim.

To perform hacks, threat actors mostly choose Facebook because it is a viable platform where you can find a number of surveys, quizzes, ads, etc. So by impersonating these genuine criteria, hackers set up traps for users.

Target

The major technique used by the hackers is not making the target feel it is a trap. They don’t allow the target to think critically. The traps Facebook hackers set will look so genuine and legitimate. Hackers build a sense of anxiety for the target to click on the link or open a particular website. This “anxiety” does not have the capability to think logically. It drags you into the trap. This is the main reason why we should use our common sense while using Facebook and other social media platforms. Many don’t do that and end up in a compromised account.

First, the hacker studies the target and places a trap that could possibly attract them. It can be anything like a giveaway, gift cards, free online shopping, etc.

How to stay away from these Facebook hack

First and foremost thing, never fall for suspicious links and attachments. You will come across thousands of links on Facebook which leads to different web pages. You can’t tell which is genuine and which is fake in one glance. So it is better to stay away from social links found on Facebook. To check the authenticity of the links, you can copy them to the address bar and Google them.

Always cross-check the URL before logging into Facebook, make sure there is an “S” with HTTP, which is HTTPS. Only then you are safe from Facebook hacks.

Some hackers leak your phone number from Facebook and call you offering a job, and will conduct a dummy interview. They even trick you by saying they are the manager of a bank or any other financial institution. We can spot these hackers by the way they communicate. You can sense something is wrong in their talks.

While using Facebook, you should not believe anything on the face of it. Traps are set in every nuke and corner to hack your Facebook and steal your personal information.

Stay alert! Stay safe!

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