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Small Business Grant Scam Floating Around Facebook

Beware of a new scam making its way around Facebook masquerading as a service that helps people find FREE government grants. In the picture below, you will see what appeared on my Facebook feed. It plays on several themes. One, is people’s dismay with the government as it states, “finally the Gov is helping their people!” Second, the poor economy is a great motivator for people to fall for these kind of schemes.

Facebook Scam

Right away you should notice that there are some things wrong with this picture. What legitimate business says “Gov” instead of government? The other thing to note is the web address it points to, “just9u.com”. That is a very random domain name. Usually that is a sure sign that this is not a legitimate offer.

If you are one of the unlucky ones who click this link, you will be taken to a website outside of Facebook. In the picture below, you can see a copy of what this website looks like. As you can see, it appears to be a news report. It attempts to build credibility by adding logos of several recognizable news agencies. Beware of these type of schemes. Take a look at the two areas highlighted in red below. First, notice the name of the website. It says “dailynetnewstoday.com”. Strange, didn’t the link above say “just9u.com”? Also whenever you mouse over any link the bottom of the webpage shows the link “dailynetnews.com/agrant/grants.php”. It seems odd that putting your mouse over CNN’s logo would show that link don’t you think? Go with your gut on this. IT IS A SCAM!

Grant Site

If you click anywhere on the page picture above, you will be taken to another website where you can fill out a form. The website is “grantassist.com”. For a fee, they claim they can help you get all the government grants that you are entitled to. In reality, they are out to take you money and charge your credit card fraudulently. I did a little homework on these guys. They are a company based in Nevada.  I found they had an “F” rating on the Better Business Bureau’s website. These people had 131 complaints against them.

F Rated on BBBThese type of businesses skirt the law and fly under the radar to do their dirty schemes. You have to be careful and look for the signs of scams. Do they use well known logos that don’t link to the actual logo’s site, such as CNN? Do the URL’s have strange names that don’t make much sense? Does the site ask you for money or prevent you from clicking the close button? These are all signs of scams. Don’t fall for this stuff and don’t help it spread. If you see this type of post on Facebook, please warn your friends not to click it. I hope this article will help prevent some future mistakes.

 

This Girl Must Be out of Her Mind but Also a Genious for Making This Video – Facebook Scam

Facebookers, be cautious. A message with a video link and a sexy image (thumbnail) might just appear on your Facebook wall that might tempt you to click on the link. The message is a scam and it might be shared and “liked” by your friend who must have fallen for it. The new Facebook scam titled – This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genious for making This video with the  description  – After they took her life away she decided to do genious revenge! is spreading on Facebook like wildfire.

This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genious for making This video

This particular scam first originated in January and then in March this year. Now the scam has made a come back again, and users on Facebook, as always, are tempted by the title and description of the scam by which they would click on the link provided in the scam that automatically “likes” and “shares” it on their Facebook wall.

The scam asks you to confirm your age by clicking “Jaa” twice. There isn’t any “Jaa” to click on, but clicking the “Play Video” button will certainly click-jack and like-jack your Facebook account.

This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genious for making This video

After you have  clicked  on “Play Video”, it will then redirect you to another page asking you to prove that you are a human by completing a 30 second test.

This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genious for making This video

It would then ask you to complete a survey which promises to display the video thereafter. There is no video after you have completed the survey, so don’t bother wasting your time in completing any surveys.

Like every other scam, this scam too has altered titles/messages. Here are the following alternate messages/titles:

!!!!hey lol check out this girl, i cant believe this video :DD

hey lol check out this girl,she i cant believe this video :DD

This Babe Must Be Out of Her Mind but also a Genious

This girl must be Out of her Mind but also a Genius for making This video!

Clicking such scam messages will automatically like-jack and click-jack your Facebook account without your knowledge. Sometimes, it may lead you to download malicious files into your computer that might enable scammers to access all your credentials including credit card details and email id.

In most cases, after clickjacking  and likejacking  your Facebook account, you will be directed to a survey page where the scammer promises to show you the video/image after completing the survey. However, there will be no video/image shown after you have completed the survey, since it is all fake

It is recommended that you DO NOT click any links on such scam messages. The best way to deal with this is to ignore it or delete/remove it from your Facebook wall. To remove a post from your Facebook wall, just click on the “X” mark on the top-right corner of the post. You may also want to Mark it as spam, so that your friends and other Facebookers are not affected.

Here’s an article  on  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.  We have also complied a list of  Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

P.S. Hat tip to Amit Banerjee  for reporting the scam and sharing the  screenshot.

Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE – Facebook Scam

Few days earlier, one of the most inane and violent scam – Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister Shocking Video broke out on Facebook. Today a new scam was reported to be spreading rapidly on Facebook. The Facebook scam titled – Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE claims to show a video of a girl caught by her dad while stripping in front of a webcam.

Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE

There are different versions of this scam with different titles and descriptions, but all come with the same thumbnail. The other versions title and description reads –

Father caught his daughter stripping LOL

Gırl cαught by dad SO FUNNY
T℮℮n is in BIG тrouble froʍ her Dad lol MUST-SEE
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Busted!! Dad Catches Daughter on Webcam!
Do not watch unless 18+
Content is graphic. Watch at your own risk!

Father catching his daughter stripped on webcam [Video]
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xD probabÉ©y not fαke, I reá´„kon he camе in at ϳust the гight á´›ime аfter thinĸing ‘Ñ‚his musiс is too lᴏud’

Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE

Dad cauƍht her in front of web cam .AVI there’s a lonƍer νersion on anotheг Ñ•ite. watch it to be convincеd it’s not Å¿ake.

The scam may ask you to download an AVI video file. This is a virus and not a video file. DO NOT attempt to download the file.

Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE

When you click the link provided in the scam message, it will hijack your Facebook account by automatically posting the scam message on your Facebook wall and “liking” it. 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.

Here’s an article  about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.  We have also complied a list of  Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

P.S. Thanks  Sathya for reporting this.

“My First Baby Birth – Video!” Facebook Scam

Yet again, Facebook users are being  tempted  to click on scam links. A new Facebook scam is  underway  that claims to show a video of a baby being born. The scam’s signature message states –  My First Baby Birth – Video! and the  describes it –  Yeahh! It happens on Live Television!

The scam message is spreading rapidly with the help of click-jacking and like-jacking. When a user clicks on the link  provided  in the scam message, the message will be  “liked” and  posted automatically on wall without the users knowledge.

The scam site is hosted on Blogspot –  babaybirthontv.blogspot.com

My First Baby Birth Video Facebook Scam

On clicking the link you will be taken to the blogspot scam page. Clicking the play button will like-jack your Facebook account and the message will be posted on your Facebook wall stating that you “like” the video  causing  your friends also to fall for this trap.

My First Baby Birth Video - Facebook Scam

Facebook scam messages are ever increasing and its quite hard to avoid them.  Scammers are quite smart as they know that creating such scam messages will tempt and increase the curiosity of users which will make them click on the links provided.

It is reported that a new Facebook app called MyPageKeeper has promised and  guaranteed to  protect users from such scams on Facebook.  MyPageKeeper will constantly  monitor your news feed, wall posts, and installed apps in order to keep your Facebook account away from scams.

Here’s an article  about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.  We have also complied a list of  Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

Here’s are some of the latest scams that are spreading on Facebook that you need to avoid.

Wow!, the Site is Messing Up Right Now and Giving out iPads Free!!! Facebook Scam

Marika Fruscio Scam Spreading Again on Facebook

Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS EXCLUSIVE Video Spam Spreading on Facebook

99% People Can’t See This Video For More Than 25 Seconds Facebook Scam

Wow!, the Site is Messing Up Right Now and Giving out iPads Free!!! Facebook Scam

Yet another scam that is spreading on Facebook. This time the scam claims to giveaway an Apple iPad for free. The scam reads –  “WOW! [your-name], the site is messing up right now and giving out Ipads free!!! @ http://apps.facebook.com/ipadauctionoff/?mnwkezbn I got mine yesterday hurry while it lasts

This scam is a  type of clickjacking where the scam message will be  automatically  “liked” and posted on your Facebook wall.

Free iPad 2 Facebook Scam

Once you’ve clicked on the link, you’ll be taken to a page that is shown below.

Free iPad 2 Facebook Scam

Facebook scams take advantage of users  curiosity and post messages with keywords like “free iPad”, “wardrobe malfunction”, “committed  suicide“, “exposing breasts” and so on. Users fall for this trap and become  victims of clickjacking and likejacking on Facebook which will ask users to complete a survey and lead them to a scam website.

This is done in order to drive traffic to scam websites or to earn money. For every survey completed,  the  scammer earns some  money as commission. It is always  advised  that  you avoid such scams messages that contains keywords/phrases  that makes you curious.

It is  recommended  that you if you see such scam, report it to Facebook by contacting Facebook Security and make sure that you have removed/deleted such scam messages from your Facebook wall.

Here’s an article  about  Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.  We have also complied a list of  Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.