Scam Signature Message: how to get 550 Credit’s completely free…22kaf
Scam Type: Fake Facebook Event – Possible Malware
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
The scam is using a Fake Facebook Event to lure in its victims. Clicking on the wall post link takes you to the following page:
The Fake Event Page contains a link that takes you to the following scam site:
If you weren’t suspicious before, you definitely should be now. Anytime a website asks you to copy code to insert into your browser, you should close the window and move on. Inserting code directly into your browser window bypasses security protocols employed by the browser. You are totally vulvernable to the creators of the code. These scammers are so helpful that they even created a YouTube video to help you complete the process without a snag. If you do foolishly proceed and copy the code into your browser, the following survey scam is displayed:
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you confirmed your attendance for the fake Facebook Event page, then you need to cancel your reservation for the event. You also should notify your friends that you have shared a bogus link with them and/or invited them to a Fake event.
If you copied the code into your browser, then you should perform a complete system scan with a good anti-virus program.
Some surveys require you to enter in your cell phone number to receive test results. If you gave the scammers your number, then you should contact your carrier immediately and dispute any bogus charges that might appear.
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