Most people think that the social networking giant, Facebook, is a place to share photos and connect with people. Unfortunately, the network is also used to spread fake/scam messages that play with users’ belief, making them click on such scam messages.
- (FOX NEWS VIDEO) The “Facebook-Killer”
07-29-2011 – News reports of a man they are calling the ‘Facebook Killer’ have gone rampant, he has claimed 9 lives in the United States so far that we know ..
- (CNN) The “Facebook-Killer”
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- (BREAKING NEWS) The “Facebook-Killer”
The scam indicates that a serial killer who has claimed 9 lives, and is being called as the Facebook Killerby new corps like CNN and FOX. I am not sure if there exists any Facebook Killer, but one thing for sure is that this is a fake message that is spreading on Facebook. Clicking the play button will lead you the Jaapage which asks you to verify that you are over 13 years of age.
The word Jaais a Finnish word which means share. Clicking the Jaabutton will click-jack and like-jack your Facebook account which will automatically likeand post the scam message on your Facebook wall. However, after you click on Jaabutton, you will be redirected through a series of web pages, and you will finally end up on the following page:
This particular scam is different from the other scams. The scam looks up for your Geo location. Based on your location, the scam makes the offer appear more genuine. Scammers trick users on Facebook by creating such scams. We have also seen the Get 2000 Facebook Credits scam, which got users to click on it and fall for the trap.
It is recommended that you keep yourself away from such scam messages. Such scams will ask for your personal information such as email address and contact number. Sometimes, in order to collect your credit card number and other credentials, it would persuade you to key in your credit card number to purchase premium surveys or other exciting offers.
If you come across such scam, please avoid them or remove them from your Facebook news feed. Otherwise, your friends may fall for the trap. Alternatively, you can report it to Facebook Security.
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 Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We also have a list of actively spreading scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.