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iPad Beta Test Scam

iPad Beta Test Scam

Scam Name: Facebook Free iPad – Beta Test Scam Scam Signature Message: “iPad Researchers Wanted – Want to beta test Apple’s latest product?” Scam Link: iPad Researchers Wanted – Want to beta test Apple’s latest product? Facebook Fanpage [ Now Deactivated by Facebook ] Scam Type: Mobile Phone Subscription Scam Trending: March 2010 Why it’s…

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Facebook Dislike Button

Facebook Dislike Button

Scam Name: Facebook Dislike Button Scam Signature Message: I just got the Dislike Button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol! http://tiny.cc/thedislikebutton Scam Link: http://tiny.cc/thedislikebutton Scam Type: Malware / Spyware infested links Trending: August 16, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The scam prompts users to complete a survery which grants the…

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Justin Bieber trying to flirt

Justin Bieber trying to flirt

Scam Name: Justin Bieber Trying to Flirt Scam Signature Message(s): OMG Justin Bieber trying to flirt, check it out Scam Link: tiny.cc link Scam Type: Rogue Application Trending: August 12, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The application requests permission to access your profile. Once permission is granted the application can publish items to your Wall…

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[Copy of] Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

[Copy of] Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

This scam involves the impersonation of Gen. Ray Odierno, the senior commander of US troops in Iraq. The rogue messages is : “If you pay $200,000, your son can get sent home early.” This is obviously an attempt of would be thieves to steal money from emotionally vulnerable family members of US servicemen serving in…

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Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

This scam involves the impersonation of Gen. Ray Odierno, the senior commander of US troops in Iraq. The rogue messages is : “If you pay $200,000, your son can get sent home early.” This is obviously an attempt of would be thieves to steal money from emotionally vulnerable family members of US servicemen serving in…

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Anaconda coughs up a hippo

Anaconda coughs up a hippo

Scam Name: Anaconda coughs up a hippo Scam Signature Message(s): OMG, this is the biggest and scariest snake I have ever seen, check out this video or SHOCKING! Anaconda Coughs Up An Entire Hippo! Horrifying snake killed a huge hippo! SHOCKING! Video Scam Link: tiny.cc link Scam Type: Rogue Application Trending: August 10, 2010 Why…

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World's Worst Mcdonalds Customer

World's Worst Mcdonalds Customer

Scam Name: World’s Worst Mcdonalds Customer Scam Signature Message: OMG the worlds worst mcdonalds customer (shocking video must see) Scam Link: http://apps.facebook.com/themaccdys Scam Type: Malware / Spyware infested links Trending: August 9, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The application prompts users to grant the application with the ability to automatically post to their walls. How…

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What are the Most Common Facebook Scams?

What are the Most Common Facebook Scams?

What are the Most Common Facebook Scams? 1. Phishing / Identity Theft: This type of scam hijacks your Facebook account by luring you to a webpage having a fake Facebook log-in page or malware that installs a keylogger [a malicious program capable of searching for usernames and passwords in your PC]. Upon gaining control of…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams and How to Deal with Them

Your Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams and How to Deal with Them

According to the consumer fraud reporting research on internet scams, scam complaints and reports increased by more than 30% from 2008 to 2009 alone. More disturbing yet is the fact that more than 65% of these scams originated from theUS, followed closely byUK at 10.5% andNigeria at 7.5%. A line from a recent movie goes…

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