A new variant of the “Who viewed my Facebook profile” scam has surfaced the social networking giant Facebook. This scam is very similar to those which we have reported earlier – OMG! My Profile Has Been Viewed 97 Times Just Today, See Who Has Viewed Your Profile, and Facebook Profile Viewer – Who Viewed Your Profile.
The latest scam — who is spying your facebook profile — is spreading as follows:
OmG!! I Cannot imagine that you can now see who is been spying at your profile for real! You can easily check who is spying on you at-> [link]
Clicking the scam will take you to the Facebook app installation page, where you are asked to grant permissions to the rogue app to post updates on your behalf and also access your information on Facebook. Providing access will put your Facebook account at high risk as scammers might try to hack it and steal all your information.
It is highly recommended that you avoid clicking on such spam messages on Facebook. It is also advised that you remove any apps that you have accidently given permission to access your Facebook information.
Here is a list of previously reported similar scam messages spreading on Facebook, and please make sure that you avoid them if you come across on your news feed:
- My Total Facebook Views Scam Spreading On Facebook
- See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event Spam Spreading on Facebook
- Woah! My Profile Was Viewed 51 Times Just Today – Facebook Scam
- OMG! My Profile Has Been Viewed 97 Times Just Today Facebook Scam
- Who Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam Underway
- OMG Its Horrible my Ex is Still Checking My Profile – Facebook Spam
Facebook has announced the launch of firstname.lastname@example.org, an email address available to the public to report phishing attempts against Facebook. You can report such scam messages to Facebook, the security team from Facebook will delete the message entirely from Facebook.
It has always been a challenge on how to identify and avoid scams on Facebook. Here is a post providing you with some tips on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Additionally, you can bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.