Facebook Security Network – Phishing Attack

There are a dozen of scams spreading on Facebook every day. We constantly report Facebook scams, so that it helps users stay cautioned about it. Recently, a fake message that was spreading on Facebook stated – Lady Gaga was found dead in her hotel room. Well, scam messages like this are created in order to drive traffic to scammers’ websites or earn money.

Facebook is not just prone to scam messages, but also to phishing and malware attacks as well. There have been an increasing number of phishing and malware attacks recently. The latest in the series is a phishing attack that sent users a security message from fake Facebook Security Network. The message states that the user had violated the Facebook Terms of Services and requires completing a verification process.

The user is asked to click on a bogus link that leads to a fake account verification page. The message also gives a warning that Facebook account will be blocked, if the user does not verify his/her account in the next 24 hours.

Facebook Security Network - Phishing Attack

You can notice that the link provided to verify your account is a fake. It has the link – http://shortlink.tk/gh/accountconfirm which redirects again to  http://apps_facebook_account_help_center.cast.cc. Facebook does not create any short URLs when it comes to security related issues. Clicking on the link will take you to a page where you will have to go through the verification process.

During the process, you will be asked to enter your name, DOB, credit card number and your password. You will also be asked to enter your email id and password. Well, this not only hacks your Facebook account, but also your email account.

Facebook Security Network - Phishing Attack

At the end of the process, the details entered are sent to the scammers via email, and the scammer will have complete control over your accounts. It is recommended that you ignore the message and DO NOT click on any inappropriate links.  To protect against phishing scams, Facebook users should make sure that the URL they are visiting says “www.facebook.com.” If you find the URL to be different, but having a design similar to Facebook, then it is likely to be spam.

If you have accidently clicked on the link and completed the verification process, I advise you to immediately change the password of all your accounts.

There are over 750 million active users on Facebook, and its high time Facebook takes action against scammers and phishing attacks. Avoiding such scams are not an easy task, but you can always follow caution. Check out the following post on to how you can  use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams.

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. We have compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at.

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Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room – Facebook Scam

Fans, please  beware! Lady Gaga is not dead. There’s a message that is spreading on Facebook that states that Lady Gaga was found dead in her hotel room. Well, this is a scam/fake message that scammers have created in order to drive traffic to their websites and make money.

The scam spreading is titled BREAKING: Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Roomwith a message that states This is the most awful day in US history.

Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room  Facebook Scam

Clicking on the scam link will take you to a page that is designed like the BBC News website. However, this is a fake page, and if you click on the play button, your Facebook account will be hijacked. The scam  click-jacks  and like-jacks your  Facebook  account by automatically posting and likingthe scam on your Facebook wall.

Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room  Facebook Scam

Scammers create scams with titles that make users’ curious to click on it. They take advantage of users’ curiosity and post messages with keywords like found dead, wardrobe malfunction, committed suicide, exposing titsand so on. This is done in order to drive traffic to their websites or earn money. Sometimes when users click on such scams, they are asked to complete a set of surveys. Scammers are paid a commission if they get users’ to complete surveys.

It is recommended that you remove this fake message from your Facebook news feed from further allowing it to spread. You can alternatively report this message as scam to Facebook Security.

We have uncovered several such  Facebook Scams  in the past, which include  sick videos of Miley Cyrus,showing what Justin Bieber did to a girl,  OMG Look What This Kid Did To His School,    Osama Bin Laden Dead Videos  and  Osama Bin Wikileaks Video  among others.

Avoiding such scams is not easy on Facebook, but you can always follow caution. Clif has written a nice post on  How To Avoid Facebook LIfeJacking Scams, it is definitely a worthwhile read to find and spot such scams.  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.

We have compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at.  You might also want to  use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams.

Italian Model Shows Her Tits on T.V Video Scam

A new spam is spreading on very rapidly. The new Facebook scam is similar to the earlier one where Marika Fruscio breasts were exposed on TV.

Italian Model Shows Her Tits Facebook Scam

The Marika Fruscio spam had also spread as again in June but was subdued until the new spam appeared today. The scam is now spreading through a new update saying:

Italian Model shows Her Tits on T.V

Wow the biggest pair ever seen on Live T.V watch now!

There does exist such a video of the Italian Model breast slip and you can find it on the earlier post Marika Fruscio breasts were exposed on TV. However, the new update is another survey based scam which I becoming more prominent on Facebook these days. We highly urge you to not click on any of the video links.

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

Free Facebook Credits Scams Continues Spreading on Facebook

Back in June, we had written about a new Facebook scam which was promising to give users credits for free. The scam said that you could get 2000 credits for free from Facebook. We have been monitoring the situation for a while now and it looks like the scam is spreading more rapidly in different versions.

Facebook Credits Scam

Facebook credits are virtual currencies which allow users to buy virtual goods on Facebook and their gaming platform. Credits can be purchased from Facebook using real currently. The scam is similar to the Free Cityville coins Scam which is also doing the rounds lately.

We had detailed on how this scam works in the previous post, so you might want to read it to understand how it will affect your account. Currently, the Free Facebook credits scam is spreading using the following text:

WOW! I just got 10000 Facebook Credits for Free! And it worked too! No personal info required! 100% WORKING and totally free. Check it out, i got mine from [redacted]. How to Get 10000 Credits for any game (100% Free) Everyone can get 10000 facebook credits for free here!

Get Free 5000 Facebook Credits totally FREE !

Last call for Facebook Gifts 2000 Credits for any game FREE Check This Site, Which is offering 2000 FREE Credits for Limited Time Period [redacted]. Get Free 2000 Facebook Credits totally FREE !. GET IT NOW!

WOW! I just got 2000 Facebook Credits for Free! And it worked too! No personal info required! 100% WORKING and totally free. Check it out, i got mine from [redacted] :). Get 2000 Free Facebook Credits!. Get Your Free Credits Today!

We request you to not fall for this ploy as you might just end up spreading it to other users.

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend!!! Video Spam Spreading

A new Facebook Scam is spreading on and has been spreading for the past few days. The scam is about a video and has the text "[Video] OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend!!!". The scam also occurred earlier and has spread under several different messages.

OMG Girlfriend Video Scam

The scam is spreading with messages like these among others:

[Video] OMG This is what happened to his Ex GirlFriend!!!

She is due to go to the hospital after this, could not walk properly for days.

[Video] OMG! See what happened to his Ex Girlfriend!

LOL. She could not walk straight for days!

Once again, the scam uses the same methods as earlier Facebook video scams and is a survey related scam. When you click on the links, you will be taken to a website which will ask you to accept the term and complete a survey before you can watch the video. While you complete the survey, a similar message will also be posted on your wall.

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

[Video] Girl Brutally Pranked by 2 Guys While UNCONSCIOUS! – Facebook Scam

Yet another video related Facebook scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook. Just like earlier scams –  Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister,  A Girl Raped by Her Teacher in the Classroom  and the  Ex Girlfriend Revenge Video scam, this too comes with a title and thumbnail that would make most Facebook users curious and click on the scam message.

The new scam titled [Video] Girl brutally pranked by 2 guys while UNCONSCIOUS!with a description that states these guys took this prank to far! How could you do that to someone?is reportedly spreading like wildfire.

Girl Brutally Pranked by 2 Guys - Facebook Scam

From the above screenshot you can see that there are two versions of the scam with different descriptions. There could be several other variants in which this scam might be spreading. The website URLs in these updates might be different and not work because they get blocked pretty quickly.

The scam promises you to show a video after you have verified your age by clicking Jaatwice. By clicking the Jaabutton, your Facebook account will be click-jacked and like-jacked which will automatically update your Facebook wall with the scam message.

After you verifyyour age, you will be redirected to another page where you will be asked to complete a set of surveys. However, you will not be shown any video. It is advised that you ignore/delete the scam message from your news feed. Otherwise, it might lead your friends also to fall for the trap.  You can report the scam to  Facebook Security  as well.

We have  compiled  a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.

You might also want to  use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

Girl Caught by Her Dad While Having Fun on Chatroulette..!! – Facebook Scam

A picture is worth a hundred word, but a thumbnail on Facebook is worth a thousand notorious thoughts. Here is a scam with a very displeasing thumbnail of a girl stripping her clothes down. Earlier we had seen a scam that indicated a girl caught by her dad while she was on web cam. Today I came across a similar scam titled – “AWFUL!!! Girl gets caught by her dad while having fun on chatroulette.. !!that describes – This is just WRONG!! Poor father … this is so awkaward!. The scammer couldn’t even get the right spelling of ‘awkward’.

Girl Caught be Her Dad - Facebook Scam

Well, clicking on the scam link redirects you to the same old Jaapage. You will have to verify that your over 13 years of age before you can watch the video. However, there is no video shown even after you verify your age. Instead, clicking the Jaabutton will click-jack and like-jack your Facebook account by automatically posting and likingthe scam on your Facebook wall.

Girl Caught by Dad - Facebook Scam

After that, you will be redirected to another page where you will be asked to complete a set of useless surveys.  Scammers earn money by getting users to complete such surveys. We have also seen scammers creating apps that promise users to give 2000 Facebook Credits for free. It is similar to the Free Cityville coins Scam that offered 4000000 coins and 400 in cash.

It is recommended that you ignore the scam message or delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

We have compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.  You might also want to  use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

Recently Reported Facebook Scams/Spam:

OMG!! This School Girl R3ped At School Bathroom by Colleagues Scam

A new scam is spreading on right now and it has several similarities to earlier scams like Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister, A Girl Raped by Her Teacher in the Classroom and the Ex Girlfriend Revenge Video scam.

OMG Girl Raped School Bathroom Scam

The new Facebook scam in question is spreading with the text given below and includes images of people in compromising positions;

  • OMG!! Th1s school girl is rap3d @ the highschool WC by 2 c0ll3agu3s … WARNING: Explicit content!
  • OMG!! Th1s school girl is rap3d @ the highschool WC by 2 c0ll3agu3s … WARNING: Explicit content!
  • OMFG!! Th1s girl g3ts rapped 4t schoooool BATHROOM by two c0ll3agu3s … WARNING: Explicit content!

There are several other variants in which this scam might be spreading too. The website URLs in these updates might be different and not work because they get blocked pretty quickly.

The scam in question is a survey related scam where users are asked to take part in surveys which will make money for the scammers. In the end, you won’t get to see any videos while your Facebook wall might be updated with a similar status which can be seen by your friends. This can definitely be very embarrassing, so don’t click on those stupid links.

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 is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

OMG Towel Pulling Prank Sets This Poor Girl Totally Undressed – Facebook Scam

Another new video related Facebook scam is spreading rapidly on . The scam is similar to earlier scams like the Brother rapes and ills sister scam, Girl raped by Teacher in Classroom scam and the Ex Girlfriend Revenge Video scam where pictures of scantily clad women or couple in compromising positions accompany the updates.

OMG Towel Pulling Prank Facebook Scam

The current scam is similar to earlier survey scams, where users are asked to complete a survey before they can watch the video in question. However, after completing the survey no video is shown and instead the user’s wall page is updated with a similar message that they had originally clicked on thus further spreading the scam.

The new scam is going around with messages like:

OMg,, Towel Pilling Prank Sets this poor girl totally undressed scam.

It is totally shocking as well as somewhat humorous

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.

WARNING: Amy Winehouse Death Video Scam Spreading on Facebook

As with the past Facebook Scams , the scammers on are all out to exploit situations to make money and scam people. Quite recently, they took advantage of the Oslo bombings and spread a Fake Oslo Bombing Video Scam. Earlier they had exploited Ryan Dunn’s death and spread a scam about Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS EXCLUSIVE Video.

RIP Amy Winehouse

Today, another tragic incident happened with singer Amy Winehouse dying under unknown circumstances. However, death or bombings do not deter these scammers from exploiting people and they have started to spread a new scam on Facebook related to Amy Whitehouse death.

amy_winehouse_facebook_scam

The scam is spreading under multiple guises including;

  • Leaked Video!! Amy Winehouse on Crack hours before death. Amy Winehouse getting high on crack just hours before she died
  • Amy Winehouse Death film Leaked Attention: Real Video. Leaked Video of Miss Amy Winehouse Death – Watch Now!

This is definitely pathetic, however, with over 750 million Facebook users it is a very good opportunity for these scammers to exploit users and make money. I am really fed-up of the lack of management by Facebook because they can easily put in solutions which can stop such things. Earlier last year, managed to put a perfect solution for tackling and stopping scams and spam from spreading by introducing their own short URLs t.co.

Using that facility, they could easily block and control spam URLs and stop users from visiting affected sites. Sadly, the amount of scams spreading on Facebook suggests that Facebook is not doing anything about it.

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. 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.