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Change Ur Template to R3D Here-> bit.ly – Facebook Scam

12
Feb
2013

Scam Signature Message:

Change Ur Template to R3D Here-> bit.ly

facebook_red_wall

Scam Type: Survey Scam

Trending: February 2012

Why it’s a Scam:

Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following landing page:

facebook_red_main

If you click the ‘Get Started’ button, the following popup appears:

facebook_red_code_generatorAnytime you see directions asking you to copy and paste code into your browser, you should immediately know that you are headed for trouble. CTL L selects your current URL (this one happens to contain code used to spam this scam message to your friends, CTL C copies the URL, and CTL W closes the popup.  Afterwards, you are presented with the screen shown below:

facebook_red_copy_code

Pressing CTL V pastes the recently copied code into your browser and loads the following survey scam:

facebook_red_survey

How to Deal with the Scam:

If you did make the mistake of copying and pasting the code, then you could be spamming the message to your friends. Clean up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post).

Be sure to check out our post on How to Protect Your Facebook Account From Tag-jacking Scams.

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.

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