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Facebook: False tips for a diet from a friend's list

Lost 18 pounds for three weeks?

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"I use it for 3 weeks and I lost 18 kilograms," says a Facebook friend in your chronicle. This alleged type of diet is fake and should lure you to a video that is directly linked to the message below. Why you should not click on this, you are reading this article.

These fake diet tips currently run Facebook rounds

These false diet tips are currently browsing on Facebook (Source: Facebook / Screenshot:

The news also appeared on a private Facebook account in the netzwelt newsletter: a presumed food advice that no longer promises concerns about obesity. In addition to the video that shows lime and lime soup, the contact is addressed in the following words:

"It really gave me a new start, so I no longer have to worry about obesity, I've been using it for three weeks and I lost 18 pounds, I'm really dirty!"

The fact that the message is not from our Facebook contact, we are already reading in the text. This seems to be mechanically translated from another language. In addition, it follows the link immediately after the text whose source is hidden by the URL shortening.

Fake Posts On Facebook – How To Win Scammers Profit

With such types of posts, where Facebook's sender's bill is hacked, the fraudsters will lure you into your home page. In this case, the site is already blocked by the Bitly Url operator. However, it is very likely that fraudsters will replace the link or use different false posts. If you get to the actual page, you may have been infected with viruses or have asked for personal data entry. This should not work.

Instead, you should do it Hit the hacked users urgently and inform them of the fake message, It should change the password of his Facebook account and also notify Facebook about the incidents.

Generally, fraudsters are therefore behind your data. Once you have access to your account and other services, criminals can also steal your identity and deceive other people on your behalf. Also, in attachments or behind the links in the messages, malicious software can be hidden that allows criminals, for example, unrestricted access to your device. How to protect yourself from malware of any kind and what you can do when it's too late you will learn in related articles.

That's how you protect yourself

Generally does not click on the included buttons or post links. If you've already clicked on a button or link, you should not enter your personal information because otherwise the fraudsters will end up unencrypted. Banks, but also companies, usually do not ever ask you to disclose personal information via an email link. If you're not sure, manually go to a web page through your web browser.

Recent warnings about fraud received as a message?No Thanks

Other tips to help you detect phishing emails or posts and provide you first aid if you fall into the trap of identity theft, we've collected for you in the comprehensive phishing guide.


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