Beware of “Free Apple iPad 3″ Offers

Don’t get excited if you find a Page on Facebook that states – You stand a chance to win a “Free iPad 3.” They’re all fake offers and there is no Apple iPad’s given away. In fact, Apple has not announced the iPad 3, and users who are not aware of this fact, generally click on such messages. Such users should avoid clicking these messages and stop them from spreading on Facebook.

There are over hundreds on Facebook pages created by scammers and even small companies who are desperately looking for “likes” for their company’s official Facebook Page. The fake pages created have the title – “Win Free iPad 3″, “Free iPad Giveaway”, and many more, are only used to trick users and get them to “like” the public pages on Facebook.

For instance, we found a company called ‘Ezivoucher KL’ that as posted an update stating that Facebook users who “like” their company page will stand a chance to win a free iPad. This is a simply ridiculous way to generate “likes.” They’ve also asked users to post the comment “I Love Ezi Ipad” on their Facebook Timeline.

Here’s a screenshot of a user sharing the message –

Free Apple iPad 3 Giveaway on Facebook

There are several such Pages created on Facebook, and it is advised not to fall for such tricks and complete the mentioned steps. There is no way you will get a free iPad or any other gift by simply “liking” an image or a Facebook Page.

Here’s another example of a fake giveaway offer –

We are an expert in Gadget! We will be launching our website soon with more than 1000 products! and we are giving away free iPad 2’s! All you have to do is follow these steps:

1- Like our page [link]

2- Like the Photo

3- Share the photo on your wall and comment by writing “Give me Ipad2″

PLEASE NOTE : YOU MUST DO ALL STEPS OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID.

DO NOT complete the steps whatsoever! Sometimes scammers trick users by posting content like this in order to get users complete online surveys. They even try to extract your personal information as well as financial details, like credit card number or bank account number. Entering these details will pose serious threats to your accounts, so please avoid entering your credentials.

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.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Dies in Snowboard Accident Hoax

Like always, scammers are trying to kill another popular celebrity on the social networking site . A new scam is spreading on Facebook where some obscure and fake website is reporting that Hollywood actor and hero of movies like Terminator; Arnold Schwarzenegger has dead in a snowboard accident.

After spreading a scam saying Keanu Reeves Dies In Snowboard Accident, they are now spreading a similar scam for Arnold Schwarzenegger . The scam is spreading with the following message:

Arnold Schwarzenegger dies in snowboard accident

Arnold Schwarzenegger lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed

Clicking on the link in question leads to a website which has the following message:

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today -March 1, 2012.

The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Arnold Schwarzenegger lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.

Additional details and information will be updated as it becomes available. This story is still developing

The story comes from the same fake website which also spread Keanu Reeves death earlier. While they don’t generally download virus/malware to your computer, they definitely are making money through the traffic and spreading false rumors. They are also using the opportunity to advertise a Ski resort. Earlier in December 2011, we had also reported the hoax spreading on Facebook about the death of International rock star legend Jon Bon Jovi.

The website in question is a satire website used to generate fake celebrity news. It also states that it is fake in its copyright notice:

FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info, name removal requests and additional use restrictions: FakeAWish.com

Copyright © 2011 FakeAWish.com All rights reserved.

While killing celebrities is nothing new for scammers, they have been also using dead celebrities to further their scams. For example, recently they used the deaths of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston to spread spam messages on Facebook.

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.

In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin’s Bedroom Facebook Scam

Yet another scam related to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez has been found spreading on the social networking site, Facebook. The earlier scams we reported were “Selena Gomez Caught On (LEAKED Tape) and the Justin Bieber” and “Selena Gomez New Kissing Video Leaked!!!.”

The new scam titled – “Omg. There was a hidden camera in Selena & Justin’s bedroom” is spreading across the social network and has already attracted thousands of users to click on the scam link.

Hidden Camera Salena Justin Bedroom

Clicking on the scam message will take you to a bogus page where a fake video player will be displayed. Clicking on the play button will open up a pop-up message box asking you to complete online surveys before you can watch the video. This in turn will click-jack and like-jack you Facebook account by automatically posting the same scam message on your Facebook Timeline.

Note: The scam uses multiple domains. You may see variations in the landing pages, but they are all the same.

Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin's Bedroom Facebook Scam

The other version of the scam has the title – “Oops!!! There was a hidden camera in Selena & bieber’s bedroom.

Scammers trick users by posting content like this in order to get users complete online surveys. Sometimes, they try to extract your personal information as well as financial details, like credit card number or bank account number. Entering these details will pose serious threats to your accounts, so please avoid entering your credentials.

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.

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

FREE Victoria’s Secret Gift Card!! (limited time only) Facebook Scam

After the Victoria’s Secret Valentine  Day Gift Card another new scam is brewing up on where scammers are pretending to give away free Vitoria’s Secret gift card for a limited time.

Victoria's Secret Gift Card Scam

The new scam is similar to the other Gift Card scams which have been doing the rounds of Facebook lately and asks users to complete a survey before they can get hold of the Victoria’s Secret Gift Card. The scammers ask the users to post the page to their profile and also like the Facebook page using the Facebook like button.

However, clicking on the "Like button" on the Facebook scam page will take you to a page where the scammers will collect your email address and then collect your personal information and then ask you to complete a survey before you can get your gift card.

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.

OMG! My Profile Has Been Viewed 97 Times Just Today Facebook Scam

Just a few days after the Profile Watcher scam erupted on Facebook another new similar scam app is now spreading rapidly on . The scam is similar to the earlier See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event Spam and Who Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam fools users into believing that they can track who has viewed their Facebook profiles.

Facebook Who's Watching Profile App Scam

Profile viewed scams are becoming very common these days since people are concerned as to who are viewing their profiles. Potential Employees also run background checks on users which include checking their social networking profile which makes users more jittery and gullible to know such kind of information.

Facebook Profile Viewer Scam

However, the app which is called "Stalker viewer" is basically a scam since Facebook does not share such information with others and it is difficult for apps to find out who is visiting your Facebook profile.

The "Stalker Viewer" app looks like just any other Facebook app and will ask for your permissions before taking you to a page where they will ask you to complete a survey before you can see "Who’s viewing your Facebook Profile". However, once you complete the survey it will only make money for the scammers and not show you the information you are looking for.

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.

You Seen What This Person is Saying About You Terrible Things Twitter Phishing Attack

We have been seeing a lot of Facebook Scams these days, however, it looks like is also being attacked by users with a lot of scam messages. Unlike most of the Twitter scam messages spread through direct messages and are usually phishing attacks.

Twitter DM Phising Message

A new direct message scam is spreading on Twitter right now with a direct message:

You seen what this person is saying about you? [link] terrible things..

The above message comes from someone you might know and follow on Twitter and looks pretty real. If  you click on the URL accompanied in the message, you will be taken to a webpage which is designed to look like Twitter and asked you enter your username and password.

twitter_dm_phishing_attack

Please DO NOT enter you username and password since the scammers will then gain access to your account username and password. If you do enter your username and password into the phishing page, the scammers will then redirect you to Twitter and ask permission to install an app which will then send out the rogue message as a direct message to all your followers and continue spreading the phishing attack.

Most modern browsers like and will detect the URL as a phishing website so you might be better off upgrading to a secure browser.

To avoid phishing attacks, always look at the URL to see whether you are entering your password on the site itself and not some masked URL which is made to look like the original site. Additionally, you should also periodically check the apps you have given access to in your Twitter account and remove unwanted apps. Learn how to remove apps or revoke app permissions in Twitter.

99% People Cant even Watch This Video For More Than 25 Secs Facebook Virus

A new Facebook scam is spreading in various version. This new scam is an old version and has a signature similar to the 99% People Can’t See This Video scam and the 98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds and the U.S. attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Virus.

Facebook 99% Can't Watch Video Scam

Clicking on the URL in the link will take you to a page which looks very similar to Facebook (see screenshot above) and asks you to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download a extension or plugin for your browser which could snoop on your browsing habits and steal personal and important information from your PC.

This could also mean that the scammers have access to your banking and credit card information. So take this very seriously and do not click on those links.

There have also been a lot of other video scams spreading on Facebook including the Police Office Good Deed before dying scam, OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend and OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend when She Reveals a Secret. We urge you to stay away from links which are enticing as they might contain viruses and also spread the malware among your friends.

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 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.

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Facebook Virus

A new scam message is spreading rapidly on Facebook where users are spreading messages that might cause lot of diplomatic problems. The scammers are spreading the new Facebook scam with a message saying that the U.S. is attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia and it is the beginning of World War 3?

U.S. Attacks Iran Saudi World War 3 Virus

The message is spreading with the text:

U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia. F**k :-(. [url]. The Begin of World War 3?

Clicking on the URL takes the user to a page which looks like CNN and has a video and some comments on the side. Clicking the play button on the video asks the user to download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 to play the video. However, instead of download Adobe Flash Player the scammers download a virus to your computer.

We urge users to NOT CLICK ON THE LINK or on the DOWNLOAD anything to their computers.

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 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.

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

There has been a long standing demand from users to have a "Dislike" button on Facebook. However, Facebook has never heeded to those requests and might never do. However, it looks like Scammers are readily making available a dislike button on Facebook.

Facebook Dislike Button

The scam is similar to an earlier scams where scammers were giving an option to users to "Enable Dislike button on Facebook" and the "Disable Facebook Timeline Scam" (FYI: You can’t  disable Facebook Timeline).

The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following messages:

"thanks, been waiting for this!!", been waitin so long for this

Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!

You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable

Clicking on the URL of the message takes you to a page where you are given instructions to enable the Dislike button on Facebook. The page says: "TO ENABLE THE DISLIKE BUTTON, JUST FOLLOW THE EASY INSTALLATION STEPS BELOW" and asks you to "share" the page on Facebook and also add a comment and say thanks.

Facebook Dislike Button Scam

We discourage you from sharing the page and commenting since this will spread the spam message to your friends as well.

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 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.

[Video] Police Officer Does Good Deed Before He Dies Moments Later Facebook Scam

Another new video scam is brewing on where scammers are using a good deed by a Police office to spread this new Facebook scam. The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message

what a hero! or see how god works in strange ways [url]

Police officer does good deed before he dies moments later.

[url]

Incredible video of a kind Policeman who does a kind deed but tragically gets killed! Exclusive footage!

The new scam is similar to earlier video scams like Chuck Norris death at 71 and where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers. Clicking on the URL leads users to a page which looks and feels like Facebook. However, users are asked to install an update before they play the video.

Policeman Shot Facebook Video Scam

The update in question is a malware and will install rogue software on your computer, so you are better off NOT INSTALLING anything. On the other hand, you would be safer if you do not click on the link itself. In addition to downloading malware to your computer, this scam will also start posting spam messages on your Timeline and affect your friends as well.

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 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.