Courtesy Better Business Bureau. Collected on Facebook.
TULSA - Just by liking a picture or post you could be sending spam on its way to trick others -- social media spam,using your actions for profit.
We've all seen them: Pictures with tens of thousands of "likes" and a caption that promises something amazing for posting a certain word, phrase or just hitting the "like" button on the post.
The Better Business Bureau warns they're just a way for shady businesses to make money off your actions on Facebook.
One post features a man on a cliff in front of a bear. The poster urges people to comment "jump" and sit back to see what happens.
Thousands of people did. Nothing happened, except the spammers page ranking with Facebook got a big boost. The higher the ranking the more likely the spammers can sell the page.
A similar ploy: A photo of a sick child with a caption saying every "like" equals a dollar donation. It's not the case. It's spam.
So keep scrolling and you can report them when you see them by
reporting the post as spam.