Facebook Automated System to Detect Gift Card Scam

More and more Facebook users are falling foul to a gift card scam that aims to fool people in to handing over money. Users believe that they are getting a sweet deal, which promises a gift card to spend on products from certain retailers, such as Best Buy. It is no secret that this is a scam – no company would give away millions of dollars of gifts just to gain Facebook users.

Many of you have already fallen victim to this scam and will know that they come in the form of an email – the rule here is, if it is too good to be true, then do not consider clicking on the link in the email.

The social media-networking site is trying to gain the upper hand in this constant battle with scammers, which is why they have introduced a new automated system that will detect suspicious content. This will then allow Facebook staff to act more quickly and take necessary action.

PC World warns Facebook users to be more vigilant with pages that do not seem like official websites from these large retailers. These websites will look as if they were designed professionally and not with all pop up ads promising money of with vouchers and coupons. For more details on this, visit the link above.