Scam Signature Message: OMG! Her boyfriend dies in her arms right before her eyes. The car hits them while they kiss. It’s heartbreaking. You must see this:
Scam Type: Like Jacking – Survey Scam – Rogue Application
Trending: December 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
When you click on the image to continue, you are taken to a Facebook screen that asks if you want to install the “Drive Safely” application. If 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 do agree to install the rogue application, you receive the following message before you are allowed to access the video:
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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