Scams So Rampant on Facebook, Top Exec Falls For One

Lies, fake news about Facebook and outright scams have grown more common on the giant social network than weeds in a Farmville player’s fields.

ReadWriteWeb reports that now the problem has reached the very top of the organization, with one of only four members of Facebook’s hyper-exclusive Board of Directors apparently handing his account credentials over to a service that started spamming his friends with a fake offer of a “Facebook phone number.”

Facebook does have a unique advantage over email, the company points out. When a message from a source is discovered to be spammy, the company can zap it system-wide all at once. Apparently that’s only proven so effective so far, though.

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