Get Free 2000 Facebook Credits totally FREE Facebook Scam
By on June 26th, 2011

It’s a lovely Sunday out here in the real world, but the online world is full of shenanigans. While drooling over what my friends are doing on Facebook, I came across something which I love to do, that something is nothing but my love for advising people about technology.

Earlier today, the self proclaimed hackers LulzSec decided to hang their boots (Read: Editorial: LulzSec, AntiSec and Why the Internet is a Sadder Place Now). However, scammers are still far off from doing that.

A new Facebook Scam is underway where an app is promising that you can get 2000 Facebook Credits for free (remember the Free Cityville coins Scam?). Facebook Credits are virtual currency on Facebook which can be used to buy virtual goods on Facebook for games like Farmville and more. These credits are not free and can be acquired by paying for them.

Facebook Credits

Facebook Credits can be purchased by visiting your Account tab and then selecting the Payments tab. You can buy 50 credits for $5 and so on. Now a new scam is doing the rounds of Facebook where the app says that they will give you 2000 Facebook Credits for free. If you were to purchase 2000 credits on Facebook, you would have to pay $200. Now the offer from the scammer is definitely pretty enticing considering that you would be saving $200 upfront.

Pretty neat right? Well no, the offer is a big scam. After all, giving $200 to each of Facebook’s 700 million users would cost a whooping $14 billion. The people claim that they would do it only for the first 1000 visitors, but what the heck, I want my pie. and I know more than 1000 users want it too.

Now who in their sane mind would want to spill out that kind of money for free? A lunatic right? Well you are wrong, it is a Facebook scammer.

Facebook Credits Scam

If you do fall for the scam and click on the link, you might see a page similar to the screenshot above. The website in question is not hosted on Facebook itself, but it disguises itself to look like that. The website asks you to perform few steps in order to get 2000 free credits. One of the task involves sharing the page in question with a message like;

Get your FREE 2000 FACEBOOK CREDITS! NO SCAM NO surveys NO  waste of time no task its totally FREE this promo is available for the  first 1000 persons only… CHECK IT OUT ENJOY..i got mine and it works  get yours here [site redacted]

Additionally, you will have to like the site. While you are performing the above steps, the site pretends to be checking the status of your actions. Well, it will keep doing that no matter what you do. Finally, after you have shared the scam with your friends (and probably managed to entice them too) you can click on the button to claim your "FREE 2000 Facebook Credits".

Facebook Credits Scam Content Locked

When you click that button shouldn’t you be getting your so called FREE 2000 Facebook Credits? Well, you should, but you are redirected to a site which will tell you that the content is locked and "you are just one step away from unlocking the content of the site by performing another action". Wait, didn’t you already do that? Well, there you go. Now you have to either customize your Facebook profile or figure out "How Smart Are You Really?" Wait, isn’t this question ironic?

Once you perform the steps to cross the final hurdle, all you are left is with NOTHING. The spammer on the other hand just managed to make a few bucks by fooling you into taking a survey or performing a task? Phew, all in a day’s work.

As I have repeated numerous times in the past, please do not get fooled by these freebies. They will waste your time and make money for those spammers who will then continue to devise new tactics to continue fooling you.

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. We also have a list of actively spreading scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002539308060 Kristian Beltran Gaspar

    I want facebook credits for miscrit too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1547508782 Sophie Harmer

    I want credits for The sims social.

  • ethan

    hi this is very nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001297093363 Kervin Ü Imperial

    I want FB credits for k-pop idol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1836397258 Mohamed Atef

    This is fuckin’ cheat.. This will never give Facebook credit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000491597590 Mohammad El Arawi

    I WANT CREDITS FOR PET SOCIETY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000493015050 Amandeep Rdx

    I want credits for night club city.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003028417395 Lisi Spahija

    i want credits for stick run

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001914806489 Avalon Tucker

    I need credits for all the games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003554555464 Brent Ragucos

    ninja saga

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003452572669 Thisara Nuwantha

    GDFG

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000418488963 Mary Antonniete Lagura

    I want credits for happy pets.

  • wakaka

    “your gift will loaded in 72 hours” —im waiting until 1 month…wtf…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1598289732 Arton Feta

    you said that we don’t have to do any surveys!
    and in the end we have to compete a surveys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001188386827 Ravi N Atif

    I need it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002915672655 David Viehöver

    100000 fre coins

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508462691 Dimitris Linopetra

    me 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000742412819 Amit Rawat

    Check out this Link.
    http://cs-doon.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-get-free-facebook-credits.html
    you’ll get the Instruction how to get free facebook credits legally.
    And this is Not a spam.
    like http://facebookcreditsfree1000.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000565384143 Jhoanne Francisco

    yeah I actually clicked that but I don’t want to waste my money on those freakin surveys……BOO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001461521802 Daniell Florea

    hey guys.. there is no such thing as free credits.. this is a easy way for the hackers to acces your private information or steal your account numbers.. etc don’t fall so easy for this.. is a trick.. u will see

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000208935000 Alec Maramba

    how?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001882263283 Ajay Sad Heart

    like this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000613136157 Yashraj Devadiga

    NO MORE SCAMMING. I AM SICK OF ALL OF IT. I AM WITH YOU BROTHER, AND I WILL END THESE IDIOTS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003104775267 Anaru Takurua

    me too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002358111030 Irvin James Bagnol

    I want 2000 fb credits for my miscrits.

 
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