“HaHa… I would hate to be this person” Facebook Scam
By on August 18th, 2011

A new scam is making its way around the Facebook realm. The scam tries to feed on people’s curiosity by placing a post on people’s wall that reads, “HaHa… I would hate to be this person. Talk about embarrassing!!! Can you believe they posted that on their Facebook?” Below you will see a picture of what the scam looks like. It will appear in your feed as if one of your friends posted it. Don’t fall for it!

Scam PicIf you click on the link it will take you to a website that basically attempts to steal your Facebook credentials. See the picture below. Notice that the website presents itself as Facebook wanting you to login. If you do this they will steal your credentials and use your Facebook account to spread further havoc. In the picture below, you will notice the URL highlighted at the top. Notice it says, “futurejobstodayb.com/b1/b1us/”. This is not Facebook. That is a sure fire sign that this is a SCAM!

Fake Login

If you have fallen victim to such a scam, immediately change your Facebook password. To do this open Facebook, go to “Account”, then “Account Settings”, and then find the line that says “password”. There will be an “edit” link which is where you go to change your password.

There are many ways you can identify and avoid Facebook scams. Read through the articles in our Social Media section listed at the top of this web page. Be aware of oddities. For instance, if you have a friend that seldom posts gossip or doesn’t look at porn, be aware when a gossipy or pornographic link shows up on their wall. Also notice the URL of the link they want you to click. If the website name seems real strange and random, you might consider asking your friend if they meant to post that link, and if it is OK.

I hope this helps prevent some future problems for you. Please share this link with a friend and, as always, I love to hear your comments and feedback.

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Author: Darrin Jenkins Google Profile for Darrin Jenkins
Darrin is an IT manager for a large electrical contractor in Louisville KY. He is married and has 3 kids. He loves helping people with their technology needs. He runs a blog called Say Geek!

Darrin Jenkins has written and can be contacted at darrin@techie-buzz.com.

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