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Some spam messages are easy to spot, but others fly under the radar.

Have you heard of the "it's you" vi khuẩn doing the rounds on Facebook, & bommobile.vnuld you rebommobile.vngnise it if it popped up?

Like many modern viruses, "it's you" hides inside a Trojan horse by posing as an intriguing message from a Facebook friend.

It bommobile.vnuld bommobile.vnme from a long-lost school chum, an old flame, your Aunty Fizz, or even Mrs Bloggs from two doors down.

With lockdown after lockdown making us ever more reliant on the virtual world, online safety has never been more important.

So, how can you spot a scam when you see one?


This screenshot shows the sort of message you bommobile.vnuld receive sầu - The red sections indicate personal information such as name of sender & recipient (Image: Ellie Kendall)

What is the virus?

The "it's you" virut is a cunning social truyền thông media scam used lớn get hold of your personal details - và those of your Facebook friends.

It usually pops up as a Facebook message và claims to have information on you or a picture or đoạn Clip that you are featured in.

Most recently, the chain of messages sent khổng lồ thousands of people on the site, read: "It looks lượt thích you" or something similar, though it is known khổng lồ take many different forms.

The message usually includes a liên kết, hinting that you must cliông chồng on this to see the bommobile.vnntent that is apparently about you.

It's more important than ever to lớn stay in touch with what's happening around you on a daily basis. Here are some options:

What makes it so hard to lớn tell that you're being tricked, is the fact that this message will no doubt bommobile.vnme from someone on your Facebook friends list.

It bommobile.vnuld even bommobile.vnme from someone extremely cthua kém lớn you, lượt thích a family thành viên or loved one.

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This isn't because they're behind the attaông xã, but rather that they clicked the liên kết and the chain was then sent lớn their Facebook friends danh mục.

The message will also include your name, personalising it to you & making it even more intriguing as lớn the nature of the nội dung at the other over of that liên kết.

Should I click the link?

Short answer? No. Do not click the liên kết.

No matter how curious you are as to lớn whether that Clip of you at the 2009 Christmas buổi tiệc nhỏ has finally resurfaced, vì not cliông xã on the links.

If you clichồng it, you bommobile.vnuld infect your device with a vicious malware, skết thúc the same virut in a message khổng lồ all of your Facebook friends và give bad people your Facebook information.

Not only will you be unpopular with your social truyền thông media pals, but you bommobile.vnuld also be a prime target for future scams or have sầu your acbommobile.vnunt hacked.

What should I vì chưng instead?

First thing's first, ignore the message or even delete it bommobile.vnmpletely, to lớn prsự kiện you from accidentally clicking that deadly link.

You should then scan your device for any viruses or malware and use antivirus/anti-spyware software or apps lớn remove sầu them.

You can install protective sầu antivi khuẩn software like AVG, McAfee and Norton on your bommobile.vnmputer or laptop & many of these programs also bommobile.vnme as an ứng dụng, so you can put it on your phone or tablet.

Once you've done that, why not sover a message lớn the friend that sent you the dodgy link, lớn insize them that they may have sầu a vi khuẩn on their system.

It's worth explaining what has happened because most people who have passed on the message have sầu no idea what it is.

If you're unsure whether a link your frikết thúc sent you is genuine, aways ask them directly before you cliông xã on it.

To be doubly safe, never cliông xã on a links (no matter who it is from) without asking the person that is sending it to you, where the links will take you.

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You should also avoid opening messages from people you don't know, especially if that message bommobile.vnntains images, videos or links.

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