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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.

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.

FREE Tom’s Shoes: 24 Hours Left Facebook Scam

Remember the free Facebook shoes scam and the more recent Free Tom’s Shoes scam? Well, it looks like the same Facebook scam is now spreading more rapidly using several differing messages.

Get a FREE Pair of Toms Shoes (Limited Time Only) Facebook Scam

The Facebook spam is spreading several messages including among others:

Tom’s Shoes Giveaway: Grab it NOW!. ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT: FREE Pair of Tom’s Shoes! Grab your free pair of Tom’s shoes! FREE Tom’s Shoes: 24 Hours Left. FREE Tom’s Shoes Pair: Only FEW HOURS LEFT!

The scam is similar to the earlier Free Tom’s Shoes scam where users were taken to a bogus site and asked to share the link on and also "like" the page to get a pair of Free Tom’s shoes. Doing the above does not give you any free Tom’s shoes but spreads the scam on your Facebook wall/timeline. Also, there are several websites which are being used to spread this scam with URLs that include Tom’s Shoes or something similar.

Just like those free Gift Card scams and iPad giveaway scams, spotting such scams are easy because no company would probably give away free stuff on Facebook to millions of users. If they do, it would be through their official Facebook Fan page and not through some scam website.

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.

OMG! I Cant Believe That Miley Cyrus Can Do This Facebook Spam

After a brief lull a new video scam has made its way the social networking website. The new Miley Cyrus scam is spreading similar to older scams where users are made to believe that celebrities are doing nasty things which are caught on video.

The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message and is accompanied by a NSFW image:

OMG! I Cant Believe That Miley Cyrus Can Do This!

I cant believe MILEY Sucked it so hard! She Is Desperate!

In February and March, a lot of similar scams had made their way to Facebook which included OMG Have You Watched This Embarrassing Videos on Live TV, Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin’s Bedroom and Whitney Houston’s dead video scams. Also, Miley Cyrus has also been part of previous Facebook scams like the I Lost All Respect for Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video! and the Miley Cyrus Sick Video Scam.

omg_miley_cyrus

The current Miley Cyrus scam takes users to a webpage which looks very similar to Facebook and contains a fake video player and comments. Clicking on the play link on the video asks you to share the page on Facebook before you can start watching the video in question. However, sharing the link does not do anything and it will keep prompting you to share the video to watch it.

Even though the Miley Cyrus spam is not as deadly as other Facebook spam messages, it is definitely annoying when your friends see NSFW images on their timeline. It is always better to control your curiosity.

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.