We were alerted to a scam that is currently found on Facebook. It’s worth noting that this scam uses the mobile messaging app WhatsApp. Users may encounter this scam via Facebook notification requests or contacts’ “Likes”.
Interestingly, users are lead to a user’s agreement page that appears to target mobile users. The page contains icons of different mobile device OS to appear legitimate.
We have previously reported fake Android app pages that spoof popular mobile apps like Instagram, Farm Frenzy, and Angry Birds Space. But this new scam suggests that it won’t be long before we see links to fake Android apps spreading on Facebook.
Trend Micro protects users from this threat via the Smart Protection NetworkT, preventing access to the site survey scams. Because of its more than 900 million users, Facebook is a natural target of scams such as this incident. To know more on how to protect yourself from these threats, in particular survey scams, you may read our FAQ entry Survey Scams Aimed at Social Networking Netizens.
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