Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me
looking for freeware

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Can You Spot The Scam Signs?

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Security Help, Social Networking

We’ve talked before about how you can spot a Facebook scam and why it’s important not to share them.

Check out this post that several of my Facebook friends shared recently. Can you spot the telltale signs that it is a big, fat fraud?


The fact that “air” is not capitalized is a big giveaway. Major firms are sticklers that their branding always is always correct. Also, the rules that corporations must follow for contests are tough. Companies also must display the rules or a link to the rules. Legit rules always list who is eligible to participate.


Another dead giveaway is the page that claims to be for “Delta air.” Can you tell me what’s wrong here?


First, there’s no check mark verifying it as Delta’s page. Also, it’s a community and not page – that would not be the case for a company. Also, check out the poor graphic and lack of a cover photo. No company the size of Delta would ever permit that. There’s also only one post and the page has not been active for very long. A company like Delta would have been active on social media for years.


All of these signs point to a scam in flashing red letters. As I’ve said, some people say “what’s the harm in sharing?”  The harm is that you may indeed receive a message in your inbox telling you that you’ve won. But click on the link provided and you’ll allow malware onto your PC or possibly be asked for personal information to claim your plane tickets. That personal information will then be stolen.

By sharing scams like these, you’re exposing your friends to the same thing.  So next time you see a post like this, use what you’ve learned to spot it for the fraud it is.

~ Cynthia


Tags: , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to “Can You Spot The Scam Signs?”

  1. Robert Anderson says:

    Thank you Cynthia for a well stated SCAM warning.

  2. Ernest White says:

    I have to agree with you!

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

looking for freeware
WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive