See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event Spam Spreading on Facebook
By on April 16th, 2011

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 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.

Facebook Profile Events Scam

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.

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  • http://www.allabttech.com Siddharth Bose

    The only way to stop this ridiculous spam is for the users to check whether the links they are clicking are actually sent by their friends, and not just blindly click on any link.

  • http://quibidsblog.blogspot.com Penny

    Yea, I got this a hundred times already and it is annoying. I think people need to be a little more careful clicking links. I am sure if FB releases a who viewed your profile thingy, they would know about it from elsewhere :) What’s next? People opening emails from a Nigerian Prince?

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  • Devadath

    Tired of clicking not attending event and rejecting requests…
    If they keep on sending requests, no body will see their profile, that much I can say …
    Remember, this scam doesn’t work as the result of clickjacking, or a vulnerability on Facebook. The scammers are achieving their ends because of human gullibility – pure and simple…
    Again and Again … IT’S A SPAMMMMM…. Share and let us c whether we can do our part to stop this crap …
    The only way to stop this is, sharing-this link via FB itslef..
    =]

  • http://uniefaniesicikgi.blogspot.com/ unie

    im sick with that….i hate spammer..i got more than 10 today this spam on facebook…facebook got a lot of spam nowaday…its annoying~~

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