A report has claimed that scam artists may be using the Like button on Facebook for wrong reasons.
Facebook Like button is generally used for appreciation and is a harmless way to express your thoughts on a photo or any information, but what these people might be doing is to trick users by making an attractive or emotional post popular before editing it to include dangerous content
Generally on Facebook, like or share status on a picture or a link propels it to the top of news feeds, so that popular posts appear higher and more prominent.
As per the report, scammers are posting stories on Facebook that contains nothing malicious, for example a story of a dog or a life event of an elderly man, but as soon as it becomes popular, they edit it with malicious content.
Also, the report claims that scammers are also promoting fake pages of products to buy and introduce a paywall on the page to steal credit card information.
A paywall is a system that prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content without a paid subscription.