Recently, I had written about Facebook scams spreading through Facebook events and it looks like the scam has now begun to spread rapidly. The new Facebook event scams is a new take on an earlier scam where users were enticed to click on links to see who viewed their Facebook profile.
The new Facebook events spam also targets users with an offer to "See Who Has Viewed Your Profile?" in the form of an event. Once you click on the link, you will be led to some survey website and your entire friend list will receive an invite to the event.
Considering that all your friends receive personal notifications, this scam is bound to spread more rapidly. For example, if you have 100 friends, all of them will receive and invitation to the event. Now, if they get lured to click on the link provided in the event all their friends will also receive event invitations.
From the look of it, this Facebook scam has been annoying several users and I have already seen more than 50 invites being sent to me. As always, stay alert and don’t click on enticing links on Facebook.
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.