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Facebook to Donate 50 Cents for Every “Like” – Hoax

There is a new hoax message that is spreading across Facebook, and it isn’t any different from the other hoax and spam messages. The new hoax message claims that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apparently “agreed” to donate 50 cents for every “like” the photo gets, eventually helping to raise funds for abused wife “Isabella.” However, none of it is true.

Here’s the message that is spreading along with the photo a link to YouTube video –

Facebook to Donate 50 cents to Isabella

Her name is isabella, she was abused at home by her husband every single day because she didn’t cook dinner for him, her doctor mark grant said she has a broken bone and ankle and they will need $200,000 by 19th June for her operation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg has agreed to donate 50 cents for every like this photo gets, one like wont hurt, so please like if you have a heart.. do not ignore this. Men should NOT abuse their wife.

Watch the PROOF of the video on YouTube of her husband abusing her at home, has been sentenced for 20 years now — > [link]

It’s funny to see that the creator of this hoax message couldn’t even spell Mark Zuckerberg’s name correctly.

The link to the YouTube video is nothing related to a husband accusing his wife or anything of that sort, but instead leads to a video in which two lunatic girls are making an attempt to be funny. Perhaps the primary motive behind this hoax message is to generate Facebook “likes” and video views on YouTube.

Also, Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook does not make any such donations by getting users to “like” or “share” a photo or message. This isn’t something new as we have seen several such hoax and spam messages spreading across the social network.

It is always advised that users verify such information before spreading it across to their friends. A quick search on Google will help you find out whether the message is a fake or not.

We at Techie Buzz always try to keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. You can follow our dedicated Facebook page where we report all spreading scams – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

A Giant Snake Swallows Up a Zookeeper Facebook Scam

A new scam message is reportedly been spreading on Facebook, where users are enticed to click on a link which promises to show them a video of a snake eating a man. Although the message has been flagged as a scam, many users on Facebook are still clicking on the scam link, which then automatically “likes” and “shares” it on their Facebook Timeline.

The scam message is spreading with the following title and message –

Title: [Video] Snake Eats Man

Message: CAUGHT ON TAPE- A Giant Snake Swallows Up A Zookeeper in Front of Hundreds of People!

Here’s a screen shot of the above spreading message –

Snake Eats Man - Facebook Scam

Clicking the message link will take the user to a page that is designed to look very similar to a Facebook Page. The page contains a fake YouTube video player, and clicking on the “play” button, your Facebook account will be like-jacked.

Likejacking is a malicious technique of tricking users of a website into posting a Facebook status update for a site they did not intentionally mean to “like”.

Snake Eats Man - Facebook Video Scam

Once the message has been posted on your Facebook Timeline, you will be redirected to another page where you will be presented with a set of online surveys. The scammer indicates that after you have completed the surveys, you can watch the video. However, there is no such video shown.

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.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

All Facebook Profiles Must Be Verified – Facebook Scam

A new scam message is spreading across the social networking giant Facebook, where users are asked to verify their Facebook account before the 1st of June. Failing to do so will force the Facebook team to “terminate” the account. The message indicates that the process of verification is done in order to avoid scams under the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

The message is spreading as follow –

WARNING : Announcement From FACEB00K Verification Team. All Profiles Must Be Verified Before 1st June 2012 To Avoid Scams and Scams Under SOPA ACT. The Unverfied Accounts Will Be Terminated. Verfiy Your Accounts Soon at bit.ly

Facebook Account Verification - Scam

By looking at the misspelled words in the message, one should understand the message is a fake. Also, if in case there was anything as such, then Facebook would never user bit.ly’s URL shorter, since it has its own URL shortner fb.me

Verifying your Facebook account enables you to take advantage of Facebook’s features. For instance, once your account is verified you can upload videos and personalize your profile (timeline) URL by adding a username to your account.

This, however, doesn’t mean that if do not verify your account, your account will be disabled or “terminated.”

Now, clicking on the link in the above spreading scam message will take you to the following Facebook application installation screen:

Facebook verification App

This is rogue application, and associating the app with your Facebook account will give the developers of the app access to your complete profile information, including all your photos, and also post updates on your behalf. Along with that, it will also enable them spam the scam message to all your friends by tagging them in post updates.

How to Verify Facebook Account?

If in case you’re curious to know on how you can verify your Facebook account, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Once you have created a Facebook account, you can verify your account by adding a mobile number to it. Enter your mobile number, starting with the country code (ex: 1 for US numbers).
  • Facebook will then send you a confirmation code as a text message. Enter this code into the space provided to verify your account.
  • You can also do this from your Mobile Settings page (Account > Account Settings > Mobile).

Note that you can only use your mobile phone to verify one account. To know more about verifying your Facebook account, then click here.

OMG Its Horrible my Ex is Still Checking My Profile – Facebook Spam

Another profile views related scam is underway on where users are spreading messages saying that their significant-ex have been viewing their profile and it is horrible.

Facebook Who's Viewed Me App

This scam is very similar to earlier profile scams like the Profile watcher rogue app and several other scams related to profile views including this, this, this, this and this. The new spam is spreading with a different message:

Omg its horrible.My ex is still checking my profile.
its amaging (sic). now I can see profile visitors & My photo viewers
My total Pr0file views : 1468
Girls Views :597
Boys Views : 871
Check yours – [link redacted]

While most of the related Facebook spam have been ill conceived, this one is spreading through an app which has a well designed landing page. The app use false description and fan base to entice the users to use the app. It also has a message saying:

This is amazing

Now you can see who is viewing your profile and find out how many profiles views you got. Just use our application and press button below and then Allow to analyze your Facebook profile!.

Like I have already said in the past, Facebook does not allow apps information about who viewed your profile and the number of times your profile was accessed. Apps like this just use the gullibility of users to entice them and then spam their friends and family. Once you allow access to the app, it will post the status update as shown above and spread the spam among your friends.

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.

Also, 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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Nicki Minaj Gets Caught on Tape (LEAKED Tape) – Facebook Spam

Looks like scammers are on a full rampage today and are releasing new Facebook scams at a very quick pace. Earlier today, a new scam broke out where scammers spread message about a dirty Rihanna video and now they are following it up with another video for Nicki Minaj.

This is the second time in last few months that scammers are spreading false messages and sex tape of Nicki Minaj. Earlier they  had targeted the same celebrity in the scam Nicki Minaj Sex Tape – Exclusive!!! and are currently doing it with another fake message which says:

Nicki Minaj Gets caught On Tape (LEAKED Tape)

you will lost your all respect for NICKI MINAJ after watching this

The message links a user to a NSFW video which is supposedly hosted on a Blogspot site. However, clicking on the link will take the user to a page where they will be asked to share the URL in order to start playing the video.

Nicki Minaj Leaked Tape

Sharing the link will distribute the spam to your friends and you will not get to see any video. 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.

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 Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.

Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

OMG I Just Hate Rihanna After Watching This Video – Facebook Scam

Updates below..

A new Facebook scam is brewing up similar to an earlier scam where fake messages were spread by scammers for Miley Cyrus in the “I Just Hate Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video Facebook Scam“. This is not the first scam featuring popular celebrities and also not the first one featuring Rihanna.

OMG Rihanna Video Facebook Scam

In November 2011, a similar scam had spread targeting Rihanna where fake messages were spread saying You Will Hate Rihanna After Watching This Video!. The newer scam is similar and contains a NSFW video accompanied with the message:

OMG I Just Hate RIHANNA After Watching This Video

you will lose all your respect for RIHANNA after watching this

The video in question takes you to a Blogspot page which looks very similar to and will ask you to install a DivX plugin which is a virus on your computer to view the video and will also share the same status automatically with your friends on Facbeook.

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.

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 Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.

Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

Update: This scam is now spreading through a file hosted on Dropbox.com

Receive Disney Land Tickets FREE (Limited Time Only!) Facebook Scam

A new scam message has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook, trying to trick users by providing their personal information as well as financial details. The message spreading promises the user with free tickets to Disneyland, however, there is no such offer, and the message spreading is a fake.

The scam is spreading with the following title – “Receive 4 Disney Land/Disney World Tickets FREE (Limited Time Only!)” along with the message – “Few Disney Tickets Remaining”.

Free Tickets to Disneyland - Facebook Scam

Clicking on the message link will take you to a bogus page where you will see a picture of person holding two entry tickets to Disneyland. At the bottom of it, you will notice a fake countdown, which indicates the number of remaining tickets.

In order to claim the free tickets, the scammer urges you to “share” the bogus page with your friends on Facebook and also “like” a Facebook page. The “like” button is an image and not the actual data from Facebook. Upon viewing the source code of the page, you will find the direct URL to the image. Once you have finished the steps, you will be taken to another page where you are asked to complete an online survey.

There are similar such scams that we have reported in the past. Some of them include, Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets, FREE Tom’s Shoes: 24 Hours Left, and free Southwest Airline Ticket. It is recommended that you do not click on any of these as they might include malicious programs that could harm your computer.

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed.

We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets (Limited Time Only) Facebook Scam

In the past, we reported the free Southwest Airline Ticket message spreading on Facebook, where users were promised with two free tickets from the airlines, however, that turned out to be a fake message created by scammers. Today we noticed a similar scam that has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook.

The new Facebook cam is spreading with the following message:

2 FREE JetBlue Airline Tickets! (limited time only)

JetBlue Airline is giving away 2 FREE Tickets to all Facebook users!

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets

Please beware that there are no free tickers given away by JetBlue Airways. Scammers have created this message and are taking advantage of Facebook’s 850 million user base in order to spread it. The scam in itself is not dangerous, but it might become if lot of people share them.

Clicking on the scam link message, will take you to a page that is designed to look like a Facebook Page. You are asked to post the same message on your profile and click on the “like” button in order to get two free tickets. However, once you have completed the steps, you will be redirected to another bogus page where you may be asked to download a file, which is a malware program, or take up online surveys.

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets

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.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed.

We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.

2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA Facebook Video Scam

A new video scam message is circulating around the social networking giant Facebook, taking advantage of users curiosity who have been searching for an answer to the question – if the World is going to end in 2012 or not. The video scam message indicates that NASA has confirmed the 2012 doomsday and the World is going to come to an end.

The scam is spreading with the title – “2012 DOOMSDAY CONFIRMED: NASA WARNS BE PREPARED!!(LEAKED VIDEO)..NO SURVEY’S!!” and message – “Know what to expect after seeing this leaked NASA video..NO SURVEY’S!!”

2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA - Facebook Scam

Please be cautious that this is a scam message and there is no such confirmation report from NASA about the world coming to an end. The scammer who has created this message is taking advantage of users’ curiosity of the question – will the world come to an end in 2012 or not?

Clicking the scam message link will take you to a page that is designed to look like a Facebook page. The page consists of a fake video player along with the Facebook Comment Box. Clicking on the “Play” button will ring the Facebook Share button, and asks the viewer to share the message before viewing the video. However, even after sharing the message, there is no video shown. In fact, you will be redirected to another bogus page.

2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA - Facebook Scam

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 they’re all a 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 compiled a list of Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

Which Celebrity You Look Alike? Facebook Scam

There is a new scam message that is spreading like wildfire on Facebook. The new scam is a Facebook app that asks users to install it in order to check as to which celebrity the user resembles to. This is a rouge application and a survey scam, which could gather your personal information and misuse it.

The scam message is spreading with the title – “Which Celebrity you look alike?” followed by a link to the Facebook app. You will also see an image of a celebrity along with the user’s profile photo showing the similarity between the two. Well, even if there is no resemblance between the two, the app randomly shows a picture of celebrity.

Which Celebrity you look alike? Facebook Scam

Installing the app will provide access to the developer of this application to all your personal information and contact details. The application will be able to post to Facebook as you. This will allow them to spam their scam messages to all of your friends. This scam also tags your friends in the Wall Post without your knowledge.

Further ahead, after having the app installed, you will be redirected to a bogus page where you will be presented with a set of online surveys. It is highly recommended that you avoid answering these surveys as they yield you nothing.

Which Celebrity you look alike?

It also recommended that avoid installing apps that not from a genuine developer. If in case you have already installed this app, then make sure you remove the app from your Facebook account immediately.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams and spam messages. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.