Facebook Scam

There’s a new scam out there, this one involving Facebook and I wanted to get the word out.

As I’ve mentioned in my classes, be careful with the information you put out there.

While the CNN video below says it, I wanted to highlight the best advice when it comes to this scam.

Call the person. Make sure that things are legit. Then if you’re so inclined to help then help them.

While it’s great to be in virtual contact with friends, families and co-workers, nothing ever beats face-to-face, or voice-to-voice contact.

It’s great to hear too that Facebook is already working on implementing security controls to help combat problems like this. That’s the sign of a good tech company…being pro-active and acknowledging things instead of trying to silently address them. Bravo Facebook!

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/crime/2009/02/05/am.carroll.facebook.cnn