The new scam message is spreading with the following message and title:
Why pay for SimCity Diamond when you can get it for free? Now claim your 900 SimCity Diamond for free! A Playfish Inc. limited time promotion only.
Hey friends, visit the site below to get 900 SimCity Diamond for Free! Hurry up and claim yours before the giveaway is over! [link]
On the clicking the title link, users will be taken to a .tk bogus web site, where you will be asked to “like” and “share” the same message with your friends on Facebook in order to claim the free diamonds. However, doing so will only spam your friends’ news feed, and will not fetch you any SimCity Diamonds.
After you have liked and shared the post, you will be redirected to another bogus site where you will be asked for your contact information, such as your email id, phone number, and address. The scammers misuse the entered details by selling them to third-party services.
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. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
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