Category Archives: Scams

You Seen What This Person is Saying About You Terrible Things Twitter Phishing Attack

We have been seeing a lot of Facebook Scams these days, however, it looks like is also being attacked by users with a lot of scam messages. Unlike most of the Twitter scam messages spread through direct messages and are usually phishing attacks.

Twitter DM Phising Message

A new direct message scam is spreading on Twitter right now with a direct message:

You seen what this person is saying about you? [link] terrible things..

The above message comes from someone you might know and follow on Twitter and looks pretty real. If  you click on the URL accompanied in the message, you will be taken to a webpage which is designed to look like Twitter and asked you enter your username and password.

twitter_dm_phishing_attack

Please DO NOT enter you username and password since the scammers will then gain access to your account username and password. If you do enter your username and password into the phishing page, the scammers will then redirect you to Twitter and ask permission to install an app which will then send out the rogue message as a direct message to all your followers and continue spreading the phishing attack.

Most modern browsers like and will detect the URL as a phishing website so you might be better off upgrading to a secure browser.

To avoid phishing attacks, always look at the URL to see whether you are entering your password on the site itself and not some masked URL which is made to look like the original site. Additionally, you should also periodically check the apps you have given access to in your Twitter account and remove unwanted apps. Learn how to remove apps or revoke app permissions in Twitter.

99% People Cant even Watch This Video For More Than 25 Secs Facebook Virus

A new Facebook scam is spreading in various version. This new scam is an old version and has a signature similar to the 99% People Can’t See This Video scam and the 98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds and the U.S. attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Virus.

Facebook 99% Can't Watch Video Scam

Clicking on the URL in the link will take you to a page which looks very similar to Facebook (see screenshot above) and asks you to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download a extension or plugin for your browser which could snoop on your browsing habits and steal personal and important information from your PC.

This could also mean that the scammers have access to your banking and credit card information. So take this very seriously and do not click on those links.

There have also been a lot of other video scams spreading on Facebook including the Police Office Good Deed before dying scam, OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend and OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend when She Reveals a Secret. We urge you to stay away from links which are enticing as they might contain viruses and also spread the malware among your friends.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Facebook Virus

A new scam message is spreading rapidly on Facebook where users are spreading messages that might cause lot of diplomatic problems. The scammers are spreading the new Facebook scam with a message saying that the U.S. is attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia and it is the beginning of World War 3?

U.S. Attacks Iran Saudi World War 3 Virus

The message is spreading with the text:

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia. F**k :-(. [url]. The Begin of World War 3?

Clicking on the URL takes the user to a page which looks like CNN and has a video and some comments on the side. Clicking the play button on the video asks the user to download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 to play the video. However, instead of download Adobe Flash Player the scammers download a virus to your computer.

We urge users to NOT CLICK ON THE LINK or on the DOWNLOAD anything to their computers.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

There has been a long standing demand from users to have a "Dislike" button on Facebook. However, Facebook has never heeded to those requests and might never do. However, it looks like Scammers are readily making available a dislike button on Facebook.

Facebook Dislike Button

The scam is similar to an earlier scams where scammers were giving an option to users to "Enable Dislike button on Facebook" and the "Disable Facebook Timeline Scam" (FYI: You can’t  disable Facebook Timeline).

The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following messages:

"thanks, been waiting for this!!", been waitin so long for this

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable

Clicking on the URL of the message takes you to a page where you are given instructions to enable the Dislike button on Facebook. The page says: "TO ENABLE THE DISLIKE BUTTON, JUST FOLLOW THE EASY INSTALLATION STEPS BELOW" and asks you to "share" the page on Facebook and also add a comment and say thanks.

Facebook Dislike Button Scam

We discourage you from sharing the page and commenting since this will spread the spam message to your friends as well.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

[Video] Police Officer Does Good Deed Before He Dies Moments Later Facebook Scam

Another new video scam is brewing on where scammers are using a good deed by a Police office to spread this new Facebook scam. The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message

what a hero! or see how god works in strange ways [url]

Police officer does good deed before he dies moments later.

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Incredible video of a kind Policeman who does a kind deed but tragically gets killed! Exclusive footage!

The new scam is similar to earlier video scams like Chuck Norris death at 71 and where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers. Clicking on the URL leads users to a page which looks and feels like Facebook. However, users are asked to install an update before they play the video.

Policeman Shot Facebook Video Scam

The update in question is a malware and will install rogue software on your computer, so you are better off NOT INSTALLING anything. On the other hand, you would be safer if you do not click on the link itself. In addition to downloading malware to your computer, this scam will also start posting spam messages on your Timeline and affect your friends as well.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

This Message is for Every Girl Who Goes to College Facebook Hoax

A new message spam is spreading rapidly on with a message about safety (irony). The message in question does not contain any link in itself and is similar to earlier messages where users were posting about Facebook charging for new profiles.

Facebook Gangs Rape Hoax Message

The message in question looks like the image above and contains the text:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This message is for every Girl Who Goes to college or office alone.If u find any child carrying on road showing his/her address n asking u to take him/her to that address,take that child to police station n plz don’t take it to that address . IT IS A NEW WAY GANGS TO STEAL,RAPE and KIDNAP GIRLS .plz circulate to all .don’t feel shy to copy This as ur status .
OUR ONE MESSAGE MAY SAVE A GIRL

The above message is spreading rapidly and annoying several Facebook users just like the Facebook will start charging message. If you see this on your timeline, please do not spread it forward as it is just a spam message and will annoy your friends. Also tell your friends to delete the said message if you can. We strongly urge you to not pay heed to such advices and look after your own personal safety.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Scammers Using Antivirus Companies to Fool PayPal Users

Of late, scammers have grown smarter when it comes to conning people on the Internet. Several scammers have begun to use Word documents as attachments while sending out scam emails. However, they haven’t stopped there and are now using Antivirus companies to scam PayPal users.

A flurry of emails are being sent out by scammers with subject lines like “Receipt for your payment to AVG” or “Receipt for your payment to Symantec” or “Receipt for your payment to Norton“accompanied by a PayPal receipt which looks very genuine (see image below).

Paypal Antivirus AVG Scam

The email in question looks very genuine and the scammer asks you to confirm the payment and also includes a “Cancel Transaction” link. This would definitely make many people click on the link because they might not have made the purchase in the first place. Clicking on the link will take the users to a website which is similar to that of PayPal.

Fake PayPal Login Credit Card Hoax

The website in question will ask you for your username and password. However, DO NOT enter it. For testing purposes, I entered a fake username and password and it allowed me to access my false account. It then went on to tell me that my account is limited and that I need to enter my credit card, social security, banking and billing information.

This scam looks to be pretty widespread because not only is it farming your PayPal username and password but it is also stealing your credit card information, social security and banking information.

There are several ways in which you can protect yourself from such scammers like turning on the Anti-phishing feature in to know when emails from PayPal are genuine. You should also always have a good Antivirus and Anti-spyware or Anti-malware running on your system. You can find tons of free Antivirus software which you can download and use immediately. You can also read our earlier guide to Protect Yourself from Internet Threats.

OMG! I Just Noticed Who Keep Watching My Profile and Photos Facebook Scam

A new profile scam is running amok on Facebook. The Facebook scam is similar to earlier scams like See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event SpamWho Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam and fools users into believing that they can tell  you who has viewed your Facebook profile and pictures.

Facebook Profile Watcher Scam

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets! (limited time only) Facebook Scam

As if department stores gift cards and Victoria’s Secret Valentines day gift cards were not enough scammers are now distributing free tickets for Southwest airlines on .

The new Facebook scam is spreading using the following message:

Receive 2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets Today! Southwest Airlines is currently giving away 2 FREE Tickets to all Facebook users!

Southwest Airline Tickets. | Welcome. Southwest Airline Tickets,Your Explicit Participation Required.

However, beware of this scam as it is not true and Southwest airlines is definitely not giving away FREE tickets to anyone as such. The scam in itself is not dangerous, but it might become if lot of people share them.

Southwest Free Tickets Scam

Currently, clicking on the link will not harm you since it will only post a link to your wall. However, in future spammers could throw up a survey scam or even download malware to your computer.

Another similar scam is also running with a signature “Southwest Airline Tickets,Your Explicit Participation Required.” This scam has a like page on Facebook and asks users to complete a survey to get their free Southwest Airline tickets. However, in the end you will not get anything.

We will keep an eye on the Facebook spam to see if more users are affected by this and whether or not the scam gets more dangerous in the future.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Get $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentines Day Gift Card Facebook Scam

Valentine Day is fast approaching and it looks like will be targeted with a lot of scams which will target it. To start off a new Gift card scam is currently underway where scammers are targeting users with a free $1000 gift card from Victoria’s Secret.

The Gift Card scam is similar to earlier Gift card scams for Costco, Subway, Wal-Mart and other popular stores. The new Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Scam is spreading with the following messages:

Get $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentines Day Gift Card! Victoria’s Secret is giving away free Valentines Day Gift Cards!

Clicking on the link takes users to a website which says that you will receive 2 Free Victoria’s Secrete Valentines Day Gift Card and asks users to share the link on their profile and then click on the like button.

Victorias Secrete Facebook Scam

Doing the above steps will not give you any $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s day gift card and will instead just spread the scam further on your wall and trick your friends as well. So Stay away from clicking on it.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

$500 Costco Gift Card, $100 Gift Cards Facebook Scam

Last month, there was a big scam on where scammers were spreading a fake Costco gift certificate with the text "Get Costco Gift Card for FREE! (limited time only)". It looks like the scam has started to spread again using "$500 Costco Gift Card", "$100 Applebee’s Gift Card Giveaway", "$100 Subway Gift Card", "$1000 Walmart Gift Card", "$50 Walgreens Gift Card", "$50 Grocery Gift Card", "$100 MC Donald’s Gift Card" and "$100 KFC Gift Card" among others.

The scam in question is spreading using the above text while telling users that their explicit participation is required in order to claim the gift. Clicking on the link in the messages will take you to the fake Facebook fan pages (Costco fake fan page shown below) and ask you to participate in survey or click on additional links.

$500 Costco Gift Card Scam

You will be asked to complete a survey in order to see if you qualify for a gift card, this will take you to an external website. The website may not download any malware to your computer, but they will make money through the surveys you complete. Providing your personal information in the survey may lead to spam being sent through emails or paper mails.

If you did complete the surveys, don’t expect to get any gift cards fro Costco, McDonalds, KFC, Applebee’s, Grocery or Subway since the sole purpose of this was to make money for the scammers and not provide you with any gift cards.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

OMG HOLLY SHIT VIDEO MUST SEE Facebook Scam

A new scam is spreading in with a vulgar picture and various different signatures. The wall messages for each of the scam messages are unique and different which will make it harder to track, but the base message of the scam is "OMG HOLLY SHIT VIDEO MUST SEE" followed by names of popular personalities.

The Facebook scam video is spreading with the following text and leads to different websites in different messages.

99% delle persone non è possibile guardare il video più di 25 secondi

[website]

Ti sfido a guardare questo

The scam message is spreading in various languages as well. The scam is similar to earlier scams which used videos as a way for people to click on the link. Earlier scams included some of the one’s listed below.

Clicking on the video link in the message will take users to a blogspot blog which is designed to look similar to Facebook. This trick was also recently used in the Top 10 Videos of 2012 Facebook spam.

holy_shit_video_scam

The website will then ask you to install a plugin on your browser. We WARN YOU NOT to install the plugin as it is a rogue ware and can allow the attacker to track your browsing habits and also send sensitive information back to them. Please keep away from the plugin and also inform your friends about it.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams.

Top 10 – Most Popular Videos, Top 10 – Best Videos 2012 Facebook Scam

After an earlier scam of Chuck Norris being dead at 71 video, scammers are now busy spreading a new scam with the signature Top 10 – Most Popular Videos and Top 10 – Best Videos 2010.

The Facebook scam is spreading with the text similar to:

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS [link]

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS

[website link]

The TOP 10 of most wanted videos by youtube users

And

TOP 10 – BEST VIDEOS 2012 [link] or TOP 10 – BEST VIDEOS 2011

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS

[website link]

The TOP 10 of most wanted videos by youtube users

There are several websites which are used in this attack and clicking on the link might spread the link on your wall. When a user clicks on the link to see the Top 10 videos, they are taken to a websites called fb1.now.im or which looks and feels similar to Facebook as seen in the screenshot below.

Facebook Top 10 Video Scam

Clicking on any link on this page will take you to a page which looks similar to a Facebook video page and ask you to grant permission to a fake app. However, this will in turn grant permission to a rogue app and spread the spam on your timeline.

Fake Video Player Scam Facebook

Even the comments shown on the page are deceptive to look like that of Facebook itself. We are warning you not to click on the link or grant it any permissions whatsoever. This is definitely a very believable Facebook spam.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams.

[video] Chuck Norris dies at age 71! Not a Joke Facebook Scam

Chuck Norris is a legend, but it looks like scammers are hell bent on killing him using a new Facebook Scam. The new Facebook Spam is spreading rapidly with a message saying.

R.I.P chuck we ♥ u!

Chuck Norris dies at age 71! Not a Joke.

[website link]

See the video to find out how he died. News today of Chuck Norris death at age 71 has been met with confusion and humour, but sadly it is true.

The scam is also spreading with text like "RIP chuck! you gave us all a good laugh", "would any of you expect chuck to die like this?", "dont know if i should be sad or make a joke" and other text.

This scam is pretty similar to earlier scams like those where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers or the scam where Justin Bieber was stabbed outside a restaurant.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams.

Stop Posts from Showing in Facebook Ticker – Facebook Hoax

Facebook announced its new Timeline feature way back in September, and allowed Facebook Developers to experience the new profile layout. Timeline was then released worldwide starting from New Zealand.

Users on Facebook reported that they found the Timeline confusing and cluttered. However, this didn’t bother Facebook, since they’re quite confident that people will eventually get used to it.

While the appeal to disable the Facebook Timeline continues, a new hoax message has been reportedly spreading on the network, which claims to help users disable the Facebook Ticker and limit hackers from hacking your account. The following message has gone viral and is showing up on Newsfeeds everywhere:

“With the new FB timeline’ on its way this week for EVERYONE…please do both of us a favor: Hover over my name above. In a few seconds you’ll see a box that says Subscribed.Hover over that, then go to Comments and Likesand Gamesand un-click it. That will stop my posts and yours to me from showing up on the side bar(ticker) for everyone to see, but MOST IMPORTANTLY it LIMITS HACKERS from invading our profiles. If you re-post this I will do the same for you. You’ll know I’ve acknowledged you because if you tell me that you’ve done it I’ll like’ it. Thanks”

Stop Posts from Showing in Facebook Ticker - Facebook Hoax

The methods mentioned in the hoax message will not protect your Facebook account from hackers or improve your privacy. The best way to protect your information and other details on Facebook is by setting all of your privacy and sharing settings to ‘friends only.’ This way, whatever you share on Facebook will be limited to your friends only.

It is always good to verify messages like this before you re-post it on Facebook or elsewhere. If you’re not sure about the message, then the best thing to do is to ignore or delete it. Scammers create such fake messages in order to scare users, and trick them to re-post it.

We recommend you to go through the official document released by Facebook called Guide To Facebook Security, which will definitely help you tackle scam messages. The document is available for free and you can  download  a copy of it from the  Facebook Security Page. We have also compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at.

Bookmark  Techie Buzz Facebook Scams. We always keep you updated with the  latest scams spreading on Facebook.