Back in June, we had written about a new Facebook scam which was promising to give users Facebook credits for free. The scam said that you could get 2000 credits for free from Facebook. We have been monitoring the situation for a while now and it looks like the scam is spreading more rapidly in different versions.
Facebook credits are virtual currencies which allow users to buy virtual goods on Facebook and their gaming platform. Credits can be purchased from Facebook using real currently. The scam is similar to the Free Cityville coins Scam which is also doing the rounds lately.
We had detailed on how this scam works in the previous post, so you might want to read it to understand how it will affect your account. Currently, the Free Facebook credits scam is spreading using the following text:
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We request you to not fall for this ploy as you might just end up spreading it to other users.
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.
Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.