A new Facebook profile scam is running amok on Facebook. The Facebook scam is similar to earlier scams like See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event Spam, Who Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam and fools users into believing that they can tell you who has viewed your Facebook profile and pictures.
The scam in question makes use of a Facebook app called “Pr0file Watcher” which will ask for your permissions and then add it to your Facebook profile. The app will then automatically post updates to your profile and then ask you to complete a survey in order to view your “Profile stalkers”.
However, Facebook does not make such information available to any apps and the scammers are looking to con people and make money for themselves through this.
It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.
Also, as a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
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