>Website Scams Posted by B-Joe


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  Have you ever wondered if you might have clicked on a URL that you thought was related to the website you were on previously before clicking on the url? Do you ever worry about it? Here are some tips on how to avoid clicking on non-Facebook or non-game related.

     Some websites are decked out to look exactly like your like Facebook for instance and when you think your logging in and you click the login button it turns out that later you figure out you’ve been scammed and hacked. How can you avoid doing this? Be sure that when you click on a link especially goo.gl, bit.ly, tiny.cc and many more that it’s the official website of Facebook or the website you were on.


     Highlighted in red you see that it asks for your password to connect from Zynga’s YoVille to Facebook. To connect and allow a game to your Facebook they do not ask for your email or password. Highlighted in blue you see that it’s obviously not an official Facebook link and Facebook doesn’t have ads in the corner like that or a sign up for Facebook above it. Be sure you know how the actual Facebook looks like so you can identify if a site is fake or not.

     On all social networks such as Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Friendster, Zorpia and much more there are definitely scams in many different ways. Remember that people or website claiming to be the actual person/company that are wanting your email and password are not real representatives of the company or person. Be sure to keep an eye out for these kinds of people that try to get your Email and password and on Facebook it is recommended that you hide your email on your info tab, and to delete all important messages when they are no longer needed or can be saved/downloaded to somewhere.

     How can you recover from giving your information out without knowing it wasn’t the real Facebook? If you just realized you gave your information away seconds-minutes after hurry to your Facebook and change the password. If you have the same password for your email account (which many of you shouldn’t) change that too so they can not gain access to your personal emails.

     If you are too late and they have gained access to your Profile or any game/website you use be sure to try to gain access to your Facebook/ and or your game or website you are using. In some cases they also hack your email so be sure you remember your security questions so you can find your password or reset it. Then to gain access to your website/game be sure to confirm the email accepting a password change. If you are missing any items within a game be sure to contact the Game support and tell them what has happened and you will get items returned or a refund. If your profile info was changed be sure to change it back and warn your friends that you were hacked and scammed.

     

     Remember that it may take Facebook or the any company a while to investigate or recover your information because likely many company’s are very busy but try to help you as soon as they can. Stay safe!

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>YoVille – Website Scams By BJoe


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YoVille Website Scams
  
YoVille website scams are one of the biggest scams that YoVille Players fall into. Usually to get into these the scammer makes an event and usually names it something like “Free YoCash” or “Free 2008 Costumes.” They then put the website address in the event description or put “Link in message box.” Usually the owner is not there at the event so the people who know it’s a scam who go there cannot get snapshots or report the person.

On the website they usually have a entry form where you put your first and last name, then they want your Facebook email and password so they can log into your account and supposedly give you the yocash, yocoins, or items. This Ladies and gentlemen is not real they DO NOT give you the yocash, or yocoins, or any items, they steal everything you have (except free gifts or cheap items).

To make a point to you all if they make a website to give you items or yocash and they want your login for Facebook why can’t they just give you the items in YoVille? If they make a website they must have tons of the items to supply for you so they should have them in their inventory right there at the event! Now with Yocash if they were to get on your Facebook and use their credit card to give you YoCash the credit card saves into the system and you can just click the credit card option when buying and it shows your past credit card and it has all that information. In this case they can give you a yocash card code.

Zynga never asks for your password so don’t ever give it out TO ANYONE unless maybe a best friend that’s trustworthy that wants to get on your account.

Notice in the picture that the link (highlighted in a red oval) is not a Zynga website or any of the Zynga official game websites. Also with an arrow pointing at it they ask for your Facebook login. Zynga does not ask for your password. They may ask for your email to contact you for your support requests or game news but NEVER your password!

To Recover from getting scammed by giving your Facebook information out to a malicious website you can simply change your password if you have recently just done this like a few minutes to a few hours ago if they have not gotten into your account yet. If they have you need to contact Zynga of course to get your items back (usually everything). Usually if they hack your account they change your password (if it’s the same password for your email). They then go into your email and they approve that the password was changed. If this has happened go to the Facebook help portal @ http://www.facebook.com/help/




Remember that when contacting Zynga and Facebook you need to tell them the full detailed story or what has happened. Zynga will investigate for up to a few days to a few weeks depending on how much you have lost. Contacting Facebook on the other hand will only be a 1-2 day wait. But if you try logging in with your old password they may tell you your password was changed but was it you that did it? Then they can click the link they give you and complete the form with the questions they give you.


Sometimes the website is decked out to look exactly like Facebook but the top url is different. Remember to look to be sure that the url says Facebook.com! If you end “logging in” which means filling out the email and password spots on the fake decked out non Facebook website your info has been sent to the scammer/hacker. In this case change your password right away and your email if you want. Your password is the main key that you must change if this happens. Usually after you send the info on the fake fb page they port you to the real Facebook home page and it’s not on their Fake website.
To fill out the support form to contact Zynga you can go to this url http://bit.ly/fmzTbM

To get Facebook help go to http://www.facebook.com/help/

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>Yoville Scam Alert : Whiteboard Scam


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YoVille Whiteboard Scam
       
     There are two known YoVille Whiteboard scams still being used today. Those two kinds are very tricky to know and to seek while playing YoVille. All scammers know that they can do this as much as they want without getting away with it but how can you identify these two whiteboard scams?

     The first whiteboard scam is one that is very highly qualified in being the most trickiest scam to recognize. This one is where the scammer gives you a blank board instead of a board with the art you wanted. Whiteboards as you YoVille players know can be bought for 3k in the YoVille gift shop but if you end up getting a blank board instead of one with art on it your being ripped off with a blank board for 5k-8k.
     The second one can be easy to recognize and is easy to sight while in trade before accepting. This one is where the scammer gives you a 25₵ YoVille white room border instead of the 3k whiteboard. This one can be spotted if you hoover your cursor over the item that they put it and it will provide you the name of the item they give you to make sure it is definitely a whiteboard. Usually you can tell if it’s a border most of the time if the event they made says whiteboard 1k or 2k. Sometimes but rarely it is actually a whiteboard at these events because those people are nice.

     Both of these whiteboard scams have been happening for quite some time ever since the yoville art programs have been coming out and the borders for rooms have been coming out but can be stopped if all of you avoid them. 

     To Recover from this scam you can do several things. Before you go to events you can always get a snapshot of the owner of the event and if you get scammed you can always send the picture to Zynga with details of what happened during this event and they can investigate and possibly ban this member from playing. 


    

     If you have went to an event and have gotten scammed and you DO NOT know the name of the owner you can tell Zynga full details on what happened and the items you have lost and they will investigate this problem (which can take them a few weeks) If you told the truth and they investigated correctly you will get 100% of your items back and if they find the owner they may get banned.

 

     The last way you can recover from this scam is one that can be hard to use. Ask your friend if they have [the item that you have lost in the scam] and they may have an extra one that they can provide for you. If they ask you to give them another back later when you have enough money be sure that you do buy another and give the one they gave you back to them or give the one you bought to them and keep the other. 

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>Yoville Scam Alert : 3 Biggest & Latest YoVille Scams


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3 Biggest & Latest YoVille Scams

      YoVille Scams are very popular for most YoVille players. Thousands fall into them everyday while playing no matter what kind it is ranging from scam websites to adopting “yo babies” who want to be spoiled. But today there are quite a few YoVille scams that we should share with you.

1.One of the deadliest ones is the website scam. Some are made to look exactly like a Facebook homepage and when you login the data sends to them and they know your password and email so they can hack your Facebook and steal everything on your YoVille account.

2.  One of the second most famous scams going around today of course are gifts. People expect you to send them very expensive and rare gifts and their looking for vulnerable slow thinkers to give them one. They tell you it’s their birthday, best gift wins [item], and one of the most famous ones in that their poor. Some send items to their other account when they actually have everything on the account that they’re telling you “I’m poor” on.

3.  And #3 is one of the 3rd biggest around YoVille money scams. As you see in the picture below the person made a beauty pageant where if you pay them 400c you can win 14k! Well guess what if they want 400c they dont have 14k they’re getting your money and as soon as you pay them BAM! your kicked out the door.

      All of the 3 scams above are the biggest and latest YoVille scams which all YoVille players should keep an eye out for. These are everyday scams that you will see during the time you play no matter what time your on. Be Aware.

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