A new scam is spreading on Facebook, and this time it neither promises you to show a video of a girl showing her tits on TV nor does it give you free Facebook credits, but assures you a “free Dell XPS M1530″ by just completing a set of (bogus) offers.
Clicking the scam message will take you to the following page – yourfreepc.co which then redirects to a Facebook app named Spot The Difference.
According to the (bogus) website, in order to claim your reward, you need to register/sign up and complete a set of “sponsor” offers. By sponsoroffers it means that you are supposed to purchase them with your credit card or fund a loan.
“Complete Sponsor Offers: Some offers require a purchase; agreement to receive, activate and use a credit card or fund a loan. Some rewards require that you complete one or more Sponsor Offers that require a purchase.”
I wonder why someone would want to pay for sponsoroffers to get a laptop. If one had to pay for 10 offers, I’m sure the laptop cost would have come lesser than that. And moreover, the freetag was added in order to lure you and nothing else.
Well, if you share your credit card details with bogus sites like this, chances are there that you may land in serious trouble. Your credit card details could be misused to make other purchases by the scammer.
Although the website states that you need to enter your email id and other details to register, I did not find any link where users’ can register/sign up for a new account. This clearly indicates that it is a bogus site.
It is recommended that you DO NOT click on the scam message or buy any “sponsor” offers. Also, do not share/re-post the message with your friends. If you have shared this message with your friends, then your friends could be landing in trouble. You can message your friends stating that the message is a scam, and delete/remove it from their wall by clicking the xin the top-right corner of the post.
Facebook scam messages are ever increasing and it’s quite hard to avoid them. Here is an article on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams
Here’s an article on Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams.