Archive for March, 2013 and – Fraudulent Facebook Ads and - Fraudulent Facebook AdsHere are a couple more fraudulent Facebook advertisements that I discovered today: is somewhat interesting as it is the first advertisement that I’ve seen for fake watches. The brands sold include Diesel, Rolex, and Tag Heuer. As normal the domain has been registered by a scammer in China: follows the same pattern as the other scam sites advertising on Facebook: Facebook could easily stop these ads by double checking the domain registration dates for sites that want to advertise on Facebook. All the sites that I have featured so far have domains that were registered during the lastContinue reading »

Facebook – Fake Nike Advertisements

Facebook - Fake Nike AdvertisementsJust to show that Facebook has not stopped accepting advertising from fraudulent online stores: uses a gmail address ([email protected]) as contact information and the domain was registered in China last year: To me this does not look like a very reputable website for Nike shoes. The [email protected] email address was actually also used for the Oakley sites that I wrote about earlier this year. Today I came across this blog post written by a Japanese user. Even if you can not read Japanese, you can see that he received fake and broken sunglasses after seeing an advertisement for oakleyjpshop.comContinue reading »

Pope “Quotation” Going Viral – Misogynist Much?

Pope "Quotation" Going Viral - Misogynist Much?Some of the bigger atheist Facebook pages, including Addicting Info and Antitheists, have been posting the following photo on Facebook today: As you can see above, the quotation states: “Women are naturally unfit for political office. Both the natural order and facts show us that the political being par excellence is male; the Scripture shows us that woman has always been the helper of man who thinks and does, but nothing more“. Not surprisingly, this quotation is spreading like wildfire on twitter as well. The problem is of course that the pope has never said such a thing. In anContinue reading »

How to Reduce the Number of Facebook Page Scam Posts

How to Reduce the Number of Facebook Page Scam PostsIf you administer a Facebook page with a significant number of likes, you will unfortunately become the target of spammers that will target your page with all kinds of advertisements. Facebook does a fairly good job of detecting these ads and banning the fake accounts responsible, but some spam attacks can go on for several days before being stopped. One spam ad that we have been seeing a lot of recently looks like this: The scamsters can create fake Facebook accounts much quicker than you’re able to delete their ads, and most Facebook pages don’t have the resources to monitorContinue reading »