is when scammers post an attention-grabbing story on Facebook for the express
purpose of cultivating likes and shares. Based on the way Facebook works, the
more likes and shares a post has, the more likely it is to show up in people's
farming works because the average Facebook user doesn't know any better. They
think, "What does it hurt to simply like something?" But, it can hurt
you personally, and others. These posts and pages are often used to spread
malware, or as a phishing scam to collect your personal information.
information is then used for further scams and can be sold on the black market.
It's a way for scammers to work around Facebook's algorithm, and put malicious
code in front of more people
story they originally post to Facebook has nothing dangerous about it. It's
just a regular story that anyone might post.
after the post gets a certain number of likes and shares does the scammer edit
it and add something malicious. In fact, if you go back through your history of
liked posts, you might find that some of them have changed to something you
wouldn't have liked in a million years.