Have you been checking out ex-boyfriends or girlfriends on Facebook? Have you been wondering who’s checking out your Facebook profile? It’s tempting to know isn’t it??
I recently read an article in Real Simple magazine that called out a new scam that could lead to your identity being robbed. There’s a new app or scamming scheme that is disguised as either an advertisement or a message on your wall from a friend. The app promises to inform you of who has checked you out on FB but instead it “pirates” information from your Facebook account data and details including your email account and your physical mailing address. Scammers can potentially gather enough data to give them the ability to impersonate you
To spare yourself the hassle and problems resulting from identity theft or something similar simply don’t click on an app that tells you it can track who views your profile or who has rejected your friendship requests because at the moment Facebook does not give users the ability to do either.
LinkedIn, on the other hand, does allow you to see who has viewed your profile. You can try something out called Profile Stats – a free tool that allows you to see who has viewed your LinkedIn profile. Profile Stats also has a Pro version for a monthly or annual fee you can collect lots of intelligence about who is taking a peek at your profile. Once you enable Profile Stats keep in mind that others will also be aware of your LinkedIn surfing habits.
If you’re job hunting then you may want to upgrade to the Pro version since you can also find out things like visitor stats according to geography or industry. Just like in the offline world if you’re spying remember that you can get caught. As long as your peeping tom habits are innocent then you should be fine.