Scam Signature Message: ‘LOL!! This girl’s BF caught her CHEATING on a STATUS UPDATE!!!
Scam Link: http://bit.ly/f9LbSB
Scam Type: Like Jacking – Survey Scam – Rogue Application
Trending: November 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
If you click on this page, you will be taken to a screen asking you to install an application called, “Crazy Her BF caught her CHEATING on a STATUS????” When you agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information and the right to email you, post to your wall, access your data at any time and the right to manage your pages.
If you agree to install the application (we strongly suggest that you don’t!), you are then taken to the typical scam screen asking you to prove that you are human. At this stage your account has been “like jacked” and the scam message has been posted to your wall. You also must complete a survey of some kind to proceed. We decided to stop at this point, and it would be wise for you to do the same.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of installing the application and passing the link onto your friends, you should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the application. You also need to access your privacy settings and remove the application.
If you made the mistake of submitting your cell phone number for any of the surveys, then you should contact your carrier immediately to keep any bogus charging from appearing.
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