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WOW, got a super free sexy T-shirt from facebook Team…Grab ur’s from here…Facebook Scam

11
Sep
2011

Scam Signature Message:

Redeem your official T-Shirt as a gift from our Team.
Facebook: 7th Birthday Celebration. get your Free T-Shirts
ordered from us. Share it with your friends! 🙂   

fb_birthday_wall

Alternate Message: 

WOW, got a super free sexy T-shirt from facebook Team…Grab ur’s from here…fb team is giving FREE t-shirts on its 7th bday 😀 :- http://bit.ly/****** 😀 ? 😀

Scam Type: Bogus Offer

Trending: September 2011

Why it’s a Scam:

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

fb_birthday_main

After you “like” and “share” the post, you are supposed to “Click Here” to continue. Doing so loads the following:

fb_birthday_verify

Anytime a site asks you to copy and paste code into an address bar or anywhere, it should be a big, red flag to you. The scammers here are aiming to get your Facebook mobile email address. 

How to Deal with the Scam:

If you did make the mistake of sharing the scam link, then you are now spamming your friends with the very same message. Clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post).

If you followed the scammers directions, then you also to refresh your Facebook mobile email address. Graham Cluley, with Sophos, gives detailed directions on how to do that in this blog post

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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