The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina is warning Facebook users about two scams that have popped up on the social networking site.
Beverly Baskin, president of the BBB, said they are phishing scams that attempt to get personal and financial information.
The two to watch out for now:
- Free Gift Cards: You'll see a message that says if you click "LIKE" you'll get a free gift card from Subway. Subway has said the deal is not affiliated with their business. Starbucks has been used in the same way. If you do click you'll be linked to a fake offer and taken to a site that asks for credit card numbers and other personal information.
- Fraudulent Status Update: You'll see a post that uses the name of a familiar company and an enticing headline such as ‘OMG!! McDonald's might soon shut down because of this! Warning: Your jaw will drop to the floor!’ If you click to read the story or see the video, you'll be taken from Facebook to another site where you'll be asked to take a survey. Again, it wants to know personal details.
Both links, if clicked on, could infect your computer with spyware, malware or viruses designed to steal any personal information or passwords stored on your computer.