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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has posted new scam alerts for January 7, 2013

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has posted new scam alerts for January 7, 2013. Please see the attached report for the full details. It is a must read for those wanting to stay ahead of the game.

~Black Knight

Report:
IC3's Scam Alerts for January 7, 2013
http://www.ic3.gov/media/2013/130107.aspx

Misinformation - My Birthday Calendar

Snopes has this listed as FALSE, and guess what? I fully agree with that finding. HOWEVER, let me set the record strait. I firmly believe almost ALL Facebook Applications are aggressive information collectors/ thieves. So if you are going to pass around the status shown in the photo, you'd better edit out the one application named and generally warn your friends away from ALL Facebook Apps. See attached Snopes report. ;)

~Black Knight

Report:
My Birthday Calendar & Holiday Card List
http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/birthday.asp

Extra Info:
You may want to read these as well.
Data Use Policy → Other websites and applications
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other

Sold out soon as you load most apps the first time.
"When you connect with a game, application or website - such as by going to a game, logging in to a website using your Facebook account, or adding an app to your timeline - we give the game, application, or website (sometimes referred to as just "Applications" or "Apps") your basic info (we sometimes call this your "public profile"), which includes your User ID and your public information. We also give them your friends' User IDs (also called your friend list) as part of your basic info."

Facebook Platform Policies (Section II:5)
https://developers.facebook.com/policy/

Looks like Facebook is about to change things up again

Looks like Facebook is about to change things up again. They've already rolled out a new "Timeline" format for users in New Zealand. -Quote: "The new design simplifies the two columns of updates into one and turns the timeline headers at the top into clickable tabs." See the attached reports for more information.

~Black Knight

Reports:
Facebook begins rolling out new single-column Timeline with greater emphasis on messages [Updated]
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/01/08/facebook-begins-rolling-out-new-single-column-timeline-with-greater-emphasis-on-messages/

Facebook May Launch New Timeline Design
http://blogs.cio.com/facebook/17679/facebook-may-launch-new-timeline-design

Facebook Timeline Change: It's Starting
http://mashable.com/2013/01/08/facebook-timeline-change-new/

Advanced Alert - General Warning

Advanced Alert - General Warning

Scam artist will be actively looking to exploit Facebook users due to the current roll out of updates to the Timeline. Don't fall prey to them. See the attached resources.

~Black Knight

Things to Avoid:
1. Facebook post or apps that claim you can remove/ delete/ do away with your Timeline.
2. Facebook post or apps that claim you can revert back to the old Timeline or Profile.
3. Facebook post or apps that claim you can change the color or theme of your Timeline and or profile.
4. Facebook post or apps that claim they will give you the New Facebook Timeline.

Resources:
Timeline Changes Are Coming – Beware of New Scams
http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Timeline-Changes-Are-Coming-Beware-of-New-Scams.html

Remove My Timeline – Facebook Spam
http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/remove-my-timeline-facebook-spam.html

Beware Remove your Facebook Timeline scams
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/05/29/beware-remove-your-facebook-timeline-scams/

Beware of 'Remove Timeline' Facebook Scams
http://www.pcworld.com/article/249071/beware_of_remove_timeline_facebook_scams.html

Scammers hope you hate Facebook's Timeline
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/scammers-hope-you-hate-facebooks-timeline-118028

Archived Scam Sniper Articles
The Facebook Timeline: What You Need To Know About Getting It, Scams And Removing It.
http://scamsniper.blogspot.com/2012/03/facebook-timeline-what-you-need-to-know.html

Facebook Timeline Removal and Color Change Scams.
http://scamsniper.blogspot.com/2012/02/facebook-timeline-removal-and-color.html