Scam Signature Message: Heyy , What the heck are you doing in this video?? LOL!
Scam Type: Phishing
Scam Link: http://apps.facebook.com/funnyfacebookvid/ (one of many possible links)
Trending: January 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are redirected to the following page external to Facebook:
This a phishing attempt on the part of the scammer. This page is designed to look like Facebook, but if you look closely in the address bar, you will see that you are not logging into Facebook.
If you login here with your Facebook credentials, they can take control of your account and spread their message to all of your friends. There have also been reports of similar Wall posts asking “What are you doing in this Photo,” so be on the lookout for it as well.
Thanks to Kat, a member of the Facecrooks Community for alerting us to this scam!
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of logging in to the rogue site, you need to reclaim your Facebook account. Take a look at the following guide on detailed information on specific actions you need to take: Four Things you need to do if your Facebook account gets hacked.
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: