Well, welcome to another new Facebook scam. This one is also as enticing as the past few one’s I have written about. But it looks like someone is just taking this scam to a new level altogether, saying that a girl committed suicide after her dad posted on her Facebook wall.
This is not surprising at all, if you have read or seen the revolving images spam or the fake like button scam or the who checked your Facebook profile scam or the Free iPad test scam or the Cashreport Scam.
Once again, the page for this link leads to a Facebook app, which is nothing but an image with some clever comments et al, however, clicking on it will make you like that page and post a comment on your wall as seen above. Don’t click on anything and let your friends know about it too so that they can delete that update and not infect anyone else.
How can you avoid this? No matter how much we tell people to avoid fake warnings and hoaxes, they still manage to surprise us. We wish we could reach out to 500 million users. Just don’t click on links which look "sexy", "enticing" or "sounds really unreal". Many of these scams just take on human curiosity and succeed big time. So stay curious but don’t click on links which look enticing. If you do, you are just spreading the virus further. Remember, everything that glitters is not GOLD.
Facebook is a huge service, but things like these spoil everything. The amount of Scam and spams that get through to Facebook is astonishing. It is high time that Facebook does something about it. I don’t want to see 50% of my friends updates to be scam or spam posts in 2011.
As if the Facebook outage today was not enough, Facebook is also under attack from several clickjacking scams. The new Clickjacking scam is quickly spreading where users see updates from friends which contain some enticing text with a link.
Clicking on the link take the user to a legitimate Fan page where they are then asked to complete a security check, which is of course bogus. After a few clicks, a button is displayed, clicking on which takes the user to another site which is a scam website.
The scam which is spreading with the terms "Five things every girl does before she meets her boyfriend – LOL" among others is enticing to click on, however, stay away from it. The scam will redirect you to a website which will then ask you to take a survey along with posting updates to your Facebook account.
The scam will also automatically make you a fan of their page. From the looks of it, over 86000 people have already been scammed and this number continues to grow at a very healthy rate (2000 in about 5-7 minutes).
On a side note, Twitter was also affected today with a bout of IQ Test DM Spam.
Quite recently one of my friends wrote a weird message on my Facebook wall. It said that he had made some dollars in a day and got paid thanks to a site called cashreport.org.
Now that in itself is not fishy, but the same friend also wrote on several other people’s wall citing different amounts of money he made all credited to the website cashreport.org. The screenshots above are from two different profiles.
When I went out and checked my friends profile, he was busy writing the same thing on several other people’s wall as you can see in the screenshot above. Though I am not sure how exactly this message was sent out or what my friend did prior to sending out those messages, I am pretty sure that this is a spam message that might be spreading over Facebook.
I have sent out a note to my friend to ask him whether he visited any website or granted access to any app earlier today. However, keep away from this site, though it is not flagged as dangerous there are few users who have marked it as a scam or phishing on McAffe. The whois record for this site also says that it was registered on June 12, 2010 which is why there are very scarce reports about it.
Please be aware of what link you are clicking or what application you are allowing access to your data on Facebook. Do spread this message to your friends to keep away from this site.