Most of us from time to time will see status updates from our friends and think: "would you really write that?"
More often than not, they've been subject to one of the numerous scams flying around on Facebook. Among the most popular are tools purporting to reveal who has been viewing your profile - in reality, this functionality is just not possible, as the Facebook team themselves have pointed out in the past.
Another scam reported recently was aimed at tricking users into downloading a rogue third-party application by claiming that Facebook was closing all its accounts.
With the amount of personal information many of us put on our social network profiles, it's wise to be very guarded about which applications you engage with and who you give access to your page.
Better still, keep any contact information you don't want in the hands of strangers restricted to people you know you can trust.
On the 1st February this year I decided the BBC had ripped me off enough, I told them NO MORE LICENCE AS I AIN'T GONNA WATCH TV ANY MORE.
I bought hundreds of videos off Ebay for pennies, got hundreds more for nothing off my local FREECYCLE, still get DVD's when they hit budget prices.
Got i-player on the internet for almost every channel which I am permitted to watch.
£150 saved and you know, I have watched 4 movies in 4 months on video/DVD and ONE TV program on i-player, I do not miss that F*Ck1nG box one bit, life is wonderful again.
Celtica27 - I live in Spain and no matter where I buy using my credit card I am always but always no ecxception asked for ID. Including nosh shops that know me - no exceptions for residents and tourists.
A few years ago someone from the UK claimed that their card must have been cloned as they had not purchased the goods as per their statement. Investigation showed that they had purchased the goods as the shop asked for proof of ID - their passport and the number was photographed for security. Result they got a prison sentence in the UK plus a criminal record for life.
MSN you have got to be joking.
I read this exact 'report' this time last year. Verbatim. (that's word for word as you obviously have no clue about journalism or editing)
Do you know how I know this? Because I made this same comment then, as it was repeated from the year before!!!
If you have nothing to say, don't say anything
Useless, crud excuse for journalism.
Scams of the summer, lets see: BBC extorting the British public so that it can fund the likes of: Linekar- Graham norton and it's rather forgettable brand of tv, yep all 10 channels, do we have a say, is this democratic?THE GOVERNMENT and all its reformed /undetected criminals/.
U really need look no further, then again that would require : effort, dare I say any palpable level of journalistic integrity. thanks for providing the toilet lid...MSN never lets you down
Beware of a scam from something claiming to be Skype
charged to your paypal account originating abroad. I found 2 emails in my inbox both with bogus invoices for £42.99 each neither of which have anything to do with me. I managed to cancel them
I have changed all my passwords so beware these invoices were very convincing and forward all details to paypal immediately.
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