‘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”

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