Well, there’s yet another dangerous scam making the rounds on Facebook, and this one is targeting unsuspecting users in two different ways.
This scam post itself is basically just a graphic that lists several companies that are supposedly holding clearance sales.
These are well-known companies that typically offer items that are in high demand, and that of course makes the temptation to click through very strong.
If you happen to see this graphic, DON’T click on it and DON’T visit any of the URLs printed on it!
Here’s the graphic you need to be on the lookout for (note that there are several variations of it making the rounds as well):
The first, and most immediate danger with this scam is clicking through to a fraudulent website and getting your device hit with a virus infection.
Even worse, some of the scam websites will actually offer merchandise for you to buy.
If you end up taking the bait and placing an order, you won’t receive the item(s) you ordered.
Instead, the scammers will end up with your credit card or debit card info and you’ll end up with an empty bank account!
Bottom line: If a post featuring this graphic (or one of a similar nature) lands in your Facebook newsfeed, click the three dots in the top-right corner of the post and click Give feedback on this post to report it so Facebook can take it down.
Whatever you do, DO NOT click on the graphic itself or visit any of the URLs printed on it!
If you do happen to click on the graphic by accident, I strongly recommend that you run the malware scans mentioned in this post to remove any viruses that might now be infecting your machine.
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