Well, there’s yet another extremely dangerous scam making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s an easy one to fall for. It goes something like this…
You’re scrolling through your Facebook news feed when an interesting video catches your attention. You click on it to watch it, but instead of the video you’re presented with a warning that your computer’s Flash Player is out of date and needs to be updated. Well, it doesn’t.
If you click the link thinking you’ll be updating the Flash Player, you’ll actually end up downloading a nasty virus that can pretend to be you and take over your computer. It can even simulate key strokes and mouse clicks in order to steal your personal information and trash your operating system.
Bottom line: Never click ANY link on Facebook to update ANYTHING on your computer. If you see a link like that, it’s a scam. Always. There are no exceptions.