Hoaxes and scams are just part of the Facebook. Some are one hit wonders and others are recycled over and over. Although there is no immediate threat, it is never good to spread false, pointless or misleading information. Here is a hoax that gets reworded and recirculated about every month or so:
ATTENTION FRIENDS! HACKERS ARE DOING DAMAGE AGAIN ON FACEBOOK! PORNOGRAPHIC MOVIES ARE BEING POSTED ON OUR BEHALF ON THE WALLS OF OUR PROFILES! WE DO NOT SEE THEM, BUT OTHER PEOPLE DO, AS IF IT WERE OUR PUBLICATION! SOMETIME EVEN OUR SUPPOSED Comments APPEARS. IF YOU SEE SUCH A THING IN MY HOMEPAGE, ALERT ME AND DO NOT OPEN IT BECAUSE IT IS A VIRUS! …COPY AND RE POST THIS MESSAGE
Apparently someone has found another way to hurt and offend people for no reason. Here is a heads up for everyone. There is a new hack on FB. It includes a hurtful phrase coming from you. It is usually very dirty and appears that you have written it. You will NOT see it, but your friends will. This creates many misunderstandings. So to all of my contacts. If anything shocking, inappropriate, or indecent ever appears on my timeline, Please know it did NOT come from me. They can also take your pics. You may wish to copy this to your wall. Thanks.
NOTICE FOR ALL !!!!!!!!!!!! Watch out for your wall! Tell a friend! Hackers are now on Facebook and on the walls of your friends, they write insults under your name and you do not know about it!!.You will not see it, but your friends see that your name is written below the written insults. If you get something from me that is offensive, know that it was not me! Copy to your wall
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL !!!!!!!!!!!! Watch out for your wall! Tell a friend! Hackers are now on Facebook and on the walls of your friends they write insults under your name and that you do not know.You will not see it , but your friends see that your name is written below the written insults. If you get something from me offensive, know that it was not me!
THE HACKERS ALREADY ENTERED IN FACEBOOK THEY ARE PUTTING PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS TO YOUR NAME IN THE WALLS OR PROFILES OF YOUR FRIENDS WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT. YOU DON´T SEE IT, BUT OTHER PEOPLE CAN SEE IT, AS IF THESE WERE A PUBLICATION THAT YOU MADE! SO IF YOU RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM ME, IT’S NOT MINE! copy this in your wall. It is for the security of YOUR OWN IMAGE!
Dear FB Buddies . . . Watch your wall. Tell your friends . . . Hackers are now on FB writing insults on your friends’ walls, such insults of which are made to appear as having come from you. You don’t know nor see it but your friends do. As a result, they have deleted you from their list of friends. I want to assure you that if you get something supposedly from me that’s offensive, it certainly didn’t come from me. Copy and re-post PLEASE
It is true that hackers are doing damage again on Facebook. And it is true that a hacker could post a pornographic movie link or video on your profile once they gain control of your account (they could post anything for that matter). The claim that other people can see the posts, but the fact that they are invisible to the posting account doesn’t ring true. We have yet to see this behavior in action for ourselves.
The alert goes on to mention an ambigous statement regarding comments posted on behalf of the user. We have seen several rogue applications that post bogus links and scam messages as status updates, comments, tagged photos, via Facebook chat etc. Basically, most any method of communication or interaction on Facebook can be exploited by the scammers.
In our opinion, the warning is too vague and doesn’t contain much useful information. Copying and pasting general alerts like this doesn’t really help anyone, and it can be rather annoying to see your Newsfeed littered with them. Always spend a few minutes and check the facts before passing warnings along to your friends.
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks community of over 150,000 fans on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues.