Who Views You?

Just about every Facebook user wonders who looks at their profiles the most. Is it a best friend? Or maybe someone you barely know?

Facebook doesn’t let members track page views. This is intentional. While being able to see who has been looking at your profile might satisfy a certain curiosity, it could also lead to some bad confrontations. Plus, I think Facebook wants to give its members the privacy to browse profiles without getting blamed for cyberstalking. It’s really the place to be if you have a crush on someone and you’re too timid to admit it.

By preventing users from seeing this information, though, Facebook has created a genre of hoaxes that claims to satisfy your social networking curiosity.

One of the latest ruses claims to give you the chance to confront your cyberstalker. The following wall post has been making its rounds lately:

You view my my profile the MOST out of anyone, look at how I know…

The posts also contain a link, but I’m not going to reprint it here. It’s a scam anyway.

This hoax is commonly referred to as a profile tracker scam. When you follow the link, a website claims that it can give you information about which Fb members visit your site. Of course, you will have to pay a monthly subscription fee for the service.

Unfortunately, the application does not work, so you spend money on a worthless service. To make matters even worse, there’s no guarantee that the service owners won’t use your payment information to steal money from you. Once they have your credit card information, they can charge as much as they want.

It’s best to ignore profile tracker scams and report them to Fb whenever you see them.

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~ by facebookhoaxes on January 18, 2011.

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