Scam Signature Message:
Her Life is Over because of this crazy Video
OMG this is embaarrassing!
Trending: July 2011
Scam Type: Survey Scam
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on the wall post will take you to the following web page:
The scammers have really gotten lazy on this one. Notice that the title of this page, “This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genious for making This video!” – doesn’t match the original scam message. Clicking the “Play Video” button will cause a share box to pop up. Clicking “jaa” will spead the scammer’s message with all of your Facebook friends! The following survey scam also loads upon completion:
How to Deal with the Scam:
You need to clean up your Facebook account so you won’t be spamming the same message that tricked you to your friends. Do this by removing the post from your Newsfeed and marking the post as Spam. Do this by clicking the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post.
Never complete surveys to unlock videos or other content on Facebook. Scammers use these tricks to either spread malware, obtain personal identification or earn commissions from marketing companies. Don’t pad their pocket and possibly open yourself up to harm!
Some of the surveys require you to download files to your computer. Never do this! If you did so in error, then run a complete system scan with a good anti-virus software program. The I.Q. Quiz scam has been around for a while, and it typically requires you to enter your cell phone number to receive the results. The scammers then bill you for premium services. Keep an eye on your phone bill for bogus charges.
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.
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