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Facebook Free T-shirt SPAM!

13
Sep
2011

Spammers keep on using different techniques to hijack your social networking accounts.

“Free Complimentary FB T-shirt” is observed to be the latest facebook spam.
This spam posts an image on your profile when you are infected, as shown below.

You might have noticed the link in the image is shortened in order to prevent the user from knowing where the link is leading him to.
These type of shortened links are dangerous. Clicking on the link it takes you to below pages.

As shown above, the link mines your personal information and spreads the message to your friends through Status Update.
Your friends are further enticed to get a free t-shirt, eventually making this scam a massive hit.

And so, the cycle repeats.

It is also observed that this scam automatically ‘likes’ status update of your friend, who has been attacked with the same scam. In other words, the ‘inter-liking’ of Status Update is convincing enough to magnetize your attention and force you to click on the link, but you’d be better off not clicking on it!

If you have accidentally clicked on such links we suggest you to:
– Update you credentials
– Remove Fake Application
– Remove Fake “Like” from your Wall
– Remove Fake Events

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