Scam Signature Message:
Black Facebook – Add it Today
Alternate Message: Get The New Facebook Black
Scam Type: Tag-Jacking, Survey Scam
Trending: November 2012
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page hosted on blogspot.com:
We have seen this very same screen in many ‘Change Your Facebook Color’ scams. This one in particular loads the following survey scam:
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of copying and pasting the code, then you could be spamming the message to your friends. Clean up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post).
Be sure to check out our post on How to Protect Your Facebook Account From Tag-jacking Scams.
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 page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:
How to spot a Facebook Survey Scam
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