Facebook Scam – ‘I Can’t Believe the People I Caught Looking At My Profile’

Hoax Slayer reports Facebook post claims that you can see who viewed your Facebook Profile by clicking to install a Facebook app called ‘Profile Spy’.

Source: Facebook Scam – ‘I Can’t Believe the People I Caught Looking At My Profile’

UK moves to ‘active cyber-defence’ – BBC News

Britain moves towards more active defence in cyberspace, the head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announces.

An article publised by BBC News of interest to all from large organisations  to members of the public.

Source: UK moves to ‘active cyber-defence’ – BBC News

Free Key Chain ‘Detector to Follow u Home’ Hoax Warning

Message circulating rapidly via social media warns you not to accept a free key chain given out at petrol stations because it is a detector that can be used to follow you home. The message features…

Source: Free Key Chain ‘Detector to Follow u Home’ Hoax Warning

Fake Facebook Profiles and Pages – the Tools of Scammers, Bullies and Thieves

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but that is hardly the case on Facebook.

Facecrooks, THE Social Media Watchdog for Facebook Scams

receives countless reports from people and page administrators that have had their profiles or pages copied by scammers or bullies. The most common scenario is someone copies the name, profile picture and other available photos of their intended victim. The next thing they do is block the person they are impersonating and send friend requests to everyone on the victim’s friends list. This is done to infiltrate their social network.

Source: Fake Facebook Profiles and Pages – the Tools of Scammers, Bullies and Thieves

Cast off your Clothes . . . . in the right place | Suffolktradingstandards’s Blog

Many people find donating old clothes and goods to charities a good method of clearing out their wardrobes and drawers ready to be filled with new Summer or Winter stock.

Charities often make use of doorstep collections to gather donations directly from people’s homes.

Sometimes these will be in the form of leaflets inviting you to leave a bag outside your door for collection a few days later, usually anonymously.

Alternatively a printed plastic bag may be dropped for ease of use. There are often accompanying words to tell you about the cause towards which the clothes will go.

Trading Standards continues to advice that you read the leaflets and plastic bags very carefully.

Source: Cast off your Clothes . . . . in the right place | Suffolktradingstandards’s Blog