Just think the recent scam with olympics tickets. I'm a pretty savvy
internet user but that one was particularly slick and I can imaging being
caught out by it. One thing to remember about any website like facebook is
there is no legal requirement for you to give them personal details. That
is true for you (to protect yourself) but is also true for other users who
may be out to scam you. A little caution goes a long way.
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:45 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> A recent article on fraud on Facebook - of course it is not Facebook to
> blame, more stupid users (
> And they don't need Facebook - recent survey showed that Nigerian email
> scams were netting at least $36m a year in Aus (and another survey showed
> Victorians were losing $250m a year to online fraud).
> 2008/8/28 Dave Torr <>
> > I think the danger in Facebook is the amount of information that people
> > reveal about themselves and now I gather there are 3rd party applications
> > which gather even more information. Of course, all BirdingAus material is
> > already available online so any information you post to BA is already
> > available to anyone.
> > Anyway - Danish birders are probably better looking than the Aussie ones!
> > 2008/8/28 Peter H. Them <>
> > Facebook is evil and should be avoided at all cost.
> >> Whauu, Evan ... Is that so ... ? ... Very worrying !
> >> Even our Danish Prime Minister is on the Facebook ... !
> >> I will at once call him and warn him about the Facebook.
> >> *smile*
> >> But anyway, my RFI is just to learn if there is a similar
> >> Facebook group for Birding-Aus.
> >> I find this Facebook NEOORN group is a nice supplement
> >> for the NEOORN birding list. Among other to see pictures
> >> of the members of NEOORN.
> >> Best wishes,
> >> Peter