This Message is for Every Girl Who Goes to College Facebook Hoax

A new message spam is spreading rapidly on with a message about safety (irony). The message in question does not contain any link in itself and is similar to earlier messages where users were posting about Facebook charging for new profiles.

Facebook Gangs Rape Hoax Message

The message in question looks like the image above and contains the text:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This message is for every Girl Who Goes to college or office alone.If u find any child carrying on road showing his/her address n asking u to take him/her to that address,take that child to police station n plz don’t take it to that address . IT IS A NEW WAY GANGS TO STEAL,RAPE and KIDNAP GIRLS .plz circulate to all .don’t feel shy to copy This as ur status .
OUR ONE MESSAGE MAY SAVE A GIRL

The above message is spreading rapidly and annoying several Facebook users just like the Facebook will start charging message. If you see this on your timeline, please do not spread it forward as it is just a spam message and will annoy your friends. Also tell your friends to delete the said message if you can. We strongly urge you to not pay heed to such advices and look after your own personal safety.

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.

Scammers Using Antivirus Companies to Fool PayPal Users

Of late, scammers have grown smarter when it comes to conning people on the Internet. Several scammers have begun to use Word documents as attachments while sending out scam emails. However, they haven’t stopped there and are now using Antivirus companies to scam PayPal users.

A flurry of emails are being sent out by scammers with subject lines like “Receipt for your payment to AVG” or “Receipt for your payment to Symantec” or “Receipt for your payment to Norton“accompanied by a PayPal receipt which looks very genuine (see image below).

Paypal Antivirus AVG Scam

The email in question looks very genuine and the scammer asks you to confirm the payment and also includes a “Cancel Transaction” link. This would definitely make many people click on the link because they might not have made the purchase in the first place. Clicking on the link will take the users to a website which is similar to that of PayPal.

Fake PayPal Login Credit Card Hoax

The website in question will ask you for your username and password. However, DO NOT enter it. For testing purposes, I entered a fake username and password and it allowed me to access my false account. It then went on to tell me that my account is limited and that I need to enter my credit card, social security, banking and billing information.

This scam looks to be pretty widespread because not only is it farming your PayPal username and password but it is also stealing your credit card information, social security and banking information.

There are several ways in which you can protect yourself from such scammers like turning on the Anti-phishing feature in to know when emails from PayPal are genuine. You should also always have a good Antivirus and Anti-spyware or Anti-malware running on your system. You can find tons of free Antivirus software which you can download and use immediately. You can also read our earlier guide to Protect Yourself from Internet Threats.

OMG! I Just Noticed Who Keep Watching My Profile and Photos Facebook Scam

A new profile scam is running amok on Facebook. The Facebook scam is similar to earlier scams like See Who Has Viewed Your Profile Event SpamWho Checked Your Facebook Profile Scam and fools users into believing that they can tell  you who has viewed your Facebook profile and pictures.

Facebook Profile Watcher Scam

The scam in question makes use of a Facebook app called “Pr0file Watcher” which will ask for  your permissions and then add it to your Facebook profile. The app will then automatically post updates to your profile and then ask you to complete a survey in order to view your “Profile stalkers”.

However, Facebook does not make such information available to any apps and the scammers are looking to con people and make money for themselves through this.

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.

2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets! (limited time only) Facebook Scam

As if department stores gift cards and Victoria’s Secret Valentines day gift cards were not enough scammers are now distributing free tickets for Southwest airlines on .

The new Facebook scam is spreading using the following message:

Receive 2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets Today! Southwest Airlines is currently giving away 2 FREE Tickets to all Facebook users!

Southwest Airline Tickets. | Welcome. Southwest Airline Tickets,Your Explicit Participation Required.

However, beware of this scam as it is not true and Southwest airlines is definitely not giving away FREE tickets to anyone as such. The scam in itself is not dangerous, but it might become if lot of people share them.

Southwest Free Tickets Scam

Currently, clicking on the link will not harm you since it will only post a link to your wall. However, in future spammers could throw up a survey scam or even download malware to your computer.

Another similar scam is also running with a signature “Southwest Airline Tickets,Your Explicit Participation Required.” This scam has a like page on Facebook and asks users to complete a survey to get their free Southwest Airline tickets. However, in the end you will not get anything.

We will keep an eye on the Facebook spam to see if more users are affected by this and whether or not the scam gets more dangerous in the future.

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.

Get $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentines Day Gift Card Facebook Scam

Valentine Day is fast approaching and it looks like will be targeted with a lot of scams which will target it. To start off a new Gift card scam is currently underway where scammers are targeting users with a free $1000 gift card from Victoria’s Secret.

The Gift Card scam is similar to earlier Gift card scams for Costco, Subway, Wal-Mart and other popular stores. The new Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Scam is spreading with the following messages:

Get $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentines Day Gift Card! Victoria’s Secret is giving away free Valentines Day Gift Cards!

Clicking on the link takes users to a website which says that you will receive 2 Free Victoria’s Secrete Valentines Day Gift Card and asks users to share the link on their profile and then click on the like button.

Victorias Secrete Facebook Scam

Doing the above steps will not give you any $1000 Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s day gift card and will instead just spread the scam further on your wall and trick your friends as well. So Stay away from clicking on 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.

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.

$500 Costco Gift Card, $100 Gift Cards Facebook Scam

Last month, there was a big scam on where scammers were spreading a fake Costco gift certificate with the text "Get Costco Gift Card for FREE! (limited time only)". It looks like the scam has started to spread again using "$500 Costco Gift Card", "$100 Applebee’s Gift Card Giveaway", "$100 Subway Gift Card", "$1000 Walmart Gift Card", "$50 Walgreens Gift Card", "$50 Grocery Gift Card", "$100 MC Donald’s Gift Card" and "$100 KFC Gift Card" among others.

The scam in question is spreading using the above text while telling users that their explicit participation is required in order to claim the gift. Clicking on the link in the messages will take you to the fake Facebook fan pages (Costco fake fan page shown below) and ask you to participate in survey or click on additional links.

$500 Costco Gift Card Scam

You will be asked to complete a survey in order to see if you qualify for a gift card, this will take you to an external website. The website may not download any malware to your computer, but they will make money through the surveys you complete. Providing your personal information in the survey may lead to spam being sent through emails or paper mails.

If you did complete the surveys, don’t expect to get any gift cards fro Costco, McDonalds, KFC, Applebee’s, Grocery or Subway since the sole purpose of this was to make money for the scammers and not provide you with any gift cards.

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 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 HOLLY SHIT VIDEO MUST SEE Facebook Scam

A new scam is spreading in with a vulgar picture and various different signatures. The wall messages for each of the scam messages are unique and different which will make it harder to track, but the base message of the scam is "OMG HOLLY SHIT VIDEO MUST SEE" followed by names of popular personalities.

The Facebook scam video is spreading with the following text and leads to different websites in different messages.

99% delle persone non è possibile guardare il video più di 25 secondi

[website]

Ti sfido a guardare questo

The scam message is spreading in various languages as well. The scam is similar to earlier scams which used videos as a way for people to click on the link. Earlier scams included some of the one’s listed below.

Clicking on the video link in the message will take users to a blogspot blog which is designed to look similar to Facebook. This trick was also recently used in the Top 10 Videos of 2012 Facebook spam.

holy_shit_video_scam

The website will then ask you to install a plugin on your browser. We WARN YOU NOT to install the plugin as it is a rogue ware and can allow the attacker to track your browsing habits and also send sensitive information back to them. Please keep away from the plugin and also inform your friends 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.

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.

Top 10 – Most Popular Videos, Top 10 – Best Videos 2012 Facebook Scam

After an earlier scam of Chuck Norris being dead at 71 video, scammers are now busy spreading a new scam with the signature Top 10 – Most Popular Videos and Top 10 – Best Videos 2010.

The Facebook scam is spreading with the text similar to:

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS [link]

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS

[website link]

The TOP 10 of most wanted videos by youtube users

And

TOP 10 – BEST VIDEOS 2012 [link] or TOP 10 – BEST VIDEOS 2011

TOP 10 – MOST POPULAR VIDEOS

[website link]

The TOP 10 of most wanted videos by youtube users

There are several websites which are used in this attack and clicking on the link might spread the link on your wall. When a user clicks on the link to see the Top 10 videos, they are taken to a websites called fb1.now.im or which looks and feels similar to Facebook as seen in the screenshot below.

Facebook Top 10 Video Scam

Clicking on any link on this page will take you to a page which looks similar to a Facebook video page and ask you to grant permission to a fake app. However, this will in turn grant permission to a rogue app and spread the spam on your timeline.

Fake Video Player Scam Facebook

Even the comments shown on the page are deceptive to look like that of Facebook itself. We are warning you not to click on the link or grant it any permissions whatsoever. This is definitely a very believable Facebook spam.

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.

[video] Chuck Norris dies at age 71! Not a Joke Facebook Scam

Chuck Norris is a legend, but it looks like scammers are hell bent on killing him using a new Facebook Scam. The new Facebook Spam is spreading rapidly with a message saying.

R.I.P chuck we ♥ u!

Chuck Norris dies at age 71! Not a Joke.

[website link]

See the video to find out how he died. News today of Chuck Norris death at age 71 has been met with confusion and humour, but sadly it is true.

The scam is also spreading with text like "RIP chuck! you gave us all a good laugh", "would any of you expect chuck to die like this?", "dont know if i should be sad or make a joke" and other text.

This scam is pretty similar to earlier scams like those where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers or the scam where Justin Bieber was stabbed outside a restaurant.

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.

Stop Posts from Showing in Facebook Ticker – Facebook Hoax

Facebook announced its new Timeline feature way back in September, and allowed Facebook Developers to experience the new profile layout. Timeline was then released worldwide starting from New Zealand.

Users on Facebook reported that they found the Timeline confusing and cluttered. However, this didn’t bother Facebook, since they’re quite confident that people will eventually get used to it.

While the appeal to disable the Facebook Timeline continues, a new hoax message has been reportedly spreading on the network, which claims to help users disable the Facebook Ticker and limit hackers from hacking your account. The following message has gone viral and is showing up on Newsfeeds everywhere:

“With the new FB timeline’ on its way this week for EVERYONE…please do both of us a favor: Hover over my name above. In a few seconds you’ll see a box that says Subscribed.Hover over that, then go to Comments and Likesand Gamesand un-click it. That will stop my posts and yours to me from showing up on the side bar(ticker) for everyone to see, but MOST IMPORTANTLY it LIMITS HACKERS from invading our profiles. If you re-post this I will do the same for you. You’ll know I’ve acknowledged you because if you tell me that you’ve done it I’ll like’ it. Thanks”

Stop Posts from Showing in Facebook Ticker - Facebook Hoax

The methods mentioned in the hoax message will not protect your Facebook account from hackers or improve your privacy. The best way to protect your information and other details on Facebook is by setting all of your privacy and sharing settings to ‘friends only.’ This way, whatever you share on Facebook will be limited to your friends only.

It is always good to verify messages like this before you re-post it on Facebook or elsewhere. If you’re not sure about the message, then the best thing to do is to ignore or delete it. Scammers create such fake messages in order to scare users, and trick them to re-post it.

We recommend you to go through the official document released by Facebook called Guide To Facebook Security, which will definitely help you tackle scam messages. The document is available for free and you can  download  a copy of it from the  Facebook Security Page. We have also compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at.

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