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Aug 10

Disney clickbait pops up again

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is getting reports again of Disney clickbait on Facebook. Scammers take advantage of well-known brand names in order to gather your personal information or access to your accounts and devices. Facebook has recently taken steps to cut back on the amount of clickbait that shows up in your News Feed. If the post falls into one of two clickbait categories, Facebook will limit the reach of the post.

In the meantime, keep this advice in mind to spot clickbait.

Disney clickbait

Notice the URL in this post has nothing to do with Disney – a red flag

Look at the page title. This page is not official because it does not have the blue checkmark. A blue checkmark signifies that Facebook has been verified. The real Walt Disney World page has over 15 million fans.

Poor spelling/grammar. Scammy posts often feature spelling, capitalization, and grammar mistakes.

Too good to be true. Disney is a wealthy company, but it’s unlikely they could afford to give away 8,000 free park tickets and $4,000,00 in prize money. The scammer’s goal is to get your personal information or access to your devices and accounts.

Disney clickbait

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York offers the following tips to avoid being caught by clickbait:

Don’t fall for it. Stay away if it sounds too good to be true.

Check the link before you click. Hover over the link to see where the link is taking you. If you don’t recognize it, don’t open it.

Report scam posts on Facebook here.

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