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Beware of Spam Messages Promoting Products in Facebook Groups

16
May
2013

Spam posts are something that Facebook page and group administrators have to deal with on a regular basis.

Eric Feinberg with EyEonipp.com runs several sports related groups that have been under a constant barrage of spam links over the past couple of weeks or so.

Here is an example of one such post:

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You’ll notice that the link in the post ends in the .TK extension. This should be the first red flag. These extensions are free and therefore used extensively by scammers and spammers. This allows them to utilize multiple domains for free to wage massive spam campaigns.

Clicking on the link takes you to a bogus discount site shown below:

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The spammers have created multiple of these clone sites. Here is another example.

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Don’t get suckered in by these good sounding deals. If one thing is for sure on Facebook, if it sounds to good to be true, then it usually is.

Anytime you purchase something, it’s a good idea to stick with established well known retailers. Using sketchy sites like this is just asking for trouble. Not only is there a good chance that you’ll never receive your merchandise, but a potential scam site could have your credit card details.

To add insult to injury, Eric also advised that some the clone sites referenced above  are also peddling malware.

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