Facebook ‘Like-Farming’

‘Like-Farming’…Have you been Scammed?

The latest scam alert to come across the news feeds is the one on ‘Like-Farming’ posts on Facebook.

“At best, these like-farming pages clutter your friends’ feeds, crowding out content they actually want to see (and possibly making them annoyed with you, for drowning their feeds in such noise); at worst they put your personal information in the hands of unscrupulous marketers, or help spread dangerous computer viruses and other forms of malware.” – Jennifer Abel – Reporter, Consumer Affairs     http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/like-farming-facebook-scams-look-before-you-like-042215.html

The latest one that I have seen posted on my Facebook page was the Macbook giveaway.  Thankfully I deem these to be “too good to be true” and ignore but so many of us are enticed by these provocative FB posts and hit the ‘like’ button.  Needless to say, there is a way to check to see if you fell victim to one of these ‘like-farming’ posts.

Here are the steps to check your liked pages to see if any of them are not what you initially thought…

1. Under the setting menu (top right-hand side of your Facebook page/click the down arrow beside the world icon), click ACTIVITY LOG
2. Under the menu on the left hand side, you will see LIKES then under LIKES you can click on PAGES AND INTERESTS to see a list that you can then scan to see if there are any pages you don’t want as a “LIKE”

Facebook 'like farming'

Facebook 'like farming'

Previous Post
Cell Phone Photography
Next Post
Christmas Infographic

Related Posts

free website

Free Website is a bad Idea

folder_openTips & Tricks, Web Design, WordPress
A free website seems a logical solution for saving a lot of $$$$ for small businesses including home-based businesses.  Many people feel that the cost of having someone else do their website just isn’t justified and the cost savings of a free website is the first place they start. Is free REALLY free?  The saying, “You…
Read More
Quality Email wording application

Quality Email Wording

folder_openEmail Campaigns, Marketing
Quality Email Wording is probably one of the most time consuming part of our days.  How many minutes or worst yet hours are spent trying to come up with effective, concise and engaging emails being sent out to your customers, employees and colleagues? In this technological time, more and more communication is done by emails…
Read More

Facebook ‘Like-Farming’

‘Like-Farming’…Have you been Scammed?

The latest scam alert to come across the news feeds is the one on ‘Like-Farming’ posts on Facebook.

“At best, these like-farming pages clutter your friends’ feeds, crowding out content they actually want to see (and possibly making them annoyed with you, for drowning their feeds in such noise); at worst they put your personal information in the hands of unscrupulous marketers, or help spread dangerous computer viruses and other forms of malware.” – Jennifer Abel – Reporter, Consumer Affairs     http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/like-farming-facebook-scams-look-before-you-like-042215.html

The latest one that I have seen posted on my Facebook page was the Macbook giveaway.  Thankfully I deem these to be “too good to be true” and ignore but so many of us are enticed by these provocative FB posts and hit the ‘like’ button.  Needless to say, there is a way to check to see if you fell victim to one of these ‘like-farming’ posts.

Here are the steps to check your liked pages to see if any of them are not what you initially thought…

1. Under the setting menu (top right-hand side of your Facebook page/click the down arrow beside the world icon), click ACTIVITY LOG
2. Under the menu on the left hand side, you will see LIKES then under LIKES you can click on PAGES AND INTERESTS to see a list that you can then scan to see if there are any pages you don’t want as a “LIKE”

Facebook 'like farming'

Facebook 'like farming'

Previous Post
Cell Phone Photography
Next Post
Christmas Infographic

Related Posts

iPhone Tips & Tricks

iPhone Tips & Tricks

folder_openTips & Tricks
iPhone Tips & Tricks I have found that the most read blogs or Facebook/Twitter posts are the ones that have something to do with tips & tricks on cellphone usage.  So not to disappoint anyone, I have more iPhone tips. I use Siri but not nearly enough as I have learnt a few tips of…
Read More
free website

Free Website is a bad Idea

folder_openTips & Tricks, Web Design, WordPress
A free website seems a logical solution for saving a lot of $$$$ for small businesses including home-based businesses.  Many people feel that the cost of having someone else do their website just isn’t justified and the cost savings of a free website is the first place they start. Is free REALLY free?  The saying, “You…
Read More
Cell Phone Focusing Tutorial

Cell Phone Photography

folder_openPhotography, Tips & Tricks
Tutorial on how to take great cell phone pictures. So many of us hear that cell phones take amazing pictures yet as in many of our cases, our cell phone photography turns out blurry and over/under exposed.  This leaves you wondering “What in the heck is everyone talking about?  I have the newest cell phone and…
Read More
Menu