Be careful and think before you click on a photo of a cute child, a delicious looking recipe, a game or a challenge.
DON’T CLICK THOESE LINKS. They are spammers that are getting paid to drop links of content that were stolen from reputable bloggers. They steal the content/recipes in their entirety, put it on their page and then post on their website, as it if is their own. If you use the whois database, you can look up the domain and lately, all those healthadvicers are coming out of Kumanovo, Malcedonia.
Think Before you Click! – Their Facebook page usually tells us how “AWESOME” they are and requests that people “follow,” “like,” “share on your page,” etc., and they tell you if you don’t, Facebook may not show you their posts anymore.
The spammers direct you to “Like” them on their Facebook page and then after they get enough “Likes,” the page is then sold. There are always links in the content or on the FB page to third-party sites for weight loss sales, motivation, etc.
Think Before you Click! – Clicking on their links, gives them the credit/money and NOT the blogger who actually created the content. By engaging with the Spammers, you are giving them the ammunition they need to continue to scam and continue to get the click credits and financial gain and then the scam continues.
Another type of scam they run using the same click or engaging method, is that they can invade your computer and steal your identity.
That photo of the cute child or dog may be captivating, but be warned, the story is probably not true. If they get enough shares and likes, they will have the photo lead to another type of scam and hope that you will sign up for their weight loss, nutrition or other type of program. They are waiting for you to hurt you and to take your money!
Think Before you Click! – I am shocked at how many people fall for these scams over and over again. I was told by someone recently, oh I like the recipes….SO WHAT! Find that recipe from the real blogger/creator and give them the click. Stop encouraging these spammers.
Here is the article from The Guardian regarding Facebook scams/spammers.