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Most embarrassing moment ever in Beauty Contest – Facebook Scam

19
Oct
2011

Scam Signature Message

Most embarrassing moment ever in Beauty Contest
amazinvids1.tk

Poor girl makes the biggest mistake of her life on a live Beauty contest!!.

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Scam Type: Survey Scam

Trending: October 2011

Why it’s a Scam:

Clicking on the Wall post link takes you to the following page: 

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You are required to share the scammer’s message before clicking play. This causes the very same message you fell for to be spammed out to all of your Facebook friends. To make matters worse, the video doesn’t load. Instead, you get the following survey scam: 

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How to Deal with the Scam:

You need to clean up your Facebook account by removing the post from your Newsfeed and by “un-liking” the video. 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:

Your Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams and How to Deal with Them

How to spot a Facebook Survey Scam

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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