The Next Web: Scammers target Facebook users with sponsored ads for fake cryptocurrencies

The Next Web: Scammers target Facebook users with sponsored ads for fake cryptocurrencies. “It appears Twitter has become so saturated with cryptocurrency scams that attackers are finally starting to target other platforms too – like Facebook. Unlike the standard Bitcoin giveaway scams on Twitter, the Facebook scam (as noticed by Hard Fork) is designed to trick users into giving up sensitive data, like their credit card information. As a distraction tactic, the attackers have set up a series of fake pages and call-to-actions, the first one of which is a fake sponsored ad.”