The use of social media has increased tremendously in recent times. Social media is being used to keep in touch with friends, relatives and family members as well as from a business perspective. On the one hand, while the use of social media is increasing, the rate of cyber crime is also increasing through this medium. This news is very important for you if you are using social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, has recently issued a warning urging users to be cautious. The pages of many phishing websites look similar to the pages of these social media platforms and are a means of threatening and deceiving users, Meta said. Zee News Hindi has given information about this.
“Users need to be wary of the pages of phishing websites that look like social media platforms. Otherwise, the possibility of fraud cannot be ruled out,” Meta said. So what can be done to prevent fraud by cyber criminals? If you are asking this question, we will tell you that there are some things that you can take care of to keep yourself safe. First of all, before clicking on any unknown link, know the complete information about it. Also check the URL of the link before doing any activity. Doing these things can help you to avoid online scams.
Informing about the online scams carried out through social media platforms, Meta said, “We have discovered more than 39,000 websites which look like social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
The pattern of cybercrime through social media is quite different. Through a phishing scam, cybercriminals create fake websites of popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. It then forces users to click on strange links. Users click on this link thinking that there should be information related to the website. However, this leaves the user’s log-in password and all data in the hands of cyber criminals. Sometimes it even causes financial loss to the users.
Considering the safety of users and preventing such scams, Meta has filed a lawsuit against the cyber criminals in a California court. According to Meta, the lawsuit will provide security to users and send a message to those who misuse such platforms.