Just a few days after the Profile Watcher scam erupted on Facebook another new similar scam app is now spreading rapidly on Facebook. The scam is similar to the earlier See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event Spam and Who Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam fools a user into believing that they can track who has viewed their Facebook profiles.
A new scam message has been spreading on the social networking giant, Facebook. The new scam tricks users by asking them to grant a Facebook app the permission to access their profile information and post updates on the user’s Timeline.
The scam title – “Unique meaning of your name?” has a message – “wow nice app…Unique meaning of your name? Find out now here -> ->” tricks users by promising them to give a unique meaning of their name. A similar scam with the title – “What Does Your Name Say About You” and a message – “Haha!! Click Below to find What Does Your Name Say About You..” is also reported to be spreading on the network.
Clicking on the scam link will take you the Facebook application installation screen. Clicking the “Allow” button will grant the app and the scammer (developer of the app) to access your profile information. It will also enable the scammer to post updates on your behalf and spam all your friends on the network.
After the user has granted the permission, an online survey site will be loaded where you are asked to answer a set of surveys. Scammers create such surveys to earn money. Completing these surveys will yield you nothing, but the scammer will definitely make some profit out of it.
Users on Facebook should always be selective in installing Facebook apps. Install only those apps which are well-known and from trusted sources. Facebook is filled with such scam apps and it is advised that you avoid installing them.
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.