Facebook Fraud

February 2009
American Banker;2/4/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 23, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that computer criminals are making increased use of online social network sites such as Facebook to defraud Internet users. Criminals post false messages on an individual's Facebook page stating the person is in urgent need to money due to an emergency in a foreign country and asking for an immediate wire transfer of funds. The criminals also block legitimate messages from appearing on the page.


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