Scam Name: Justin Bieber Concert Ticket Giveaway Scam
Scam Signature Message(s): “WOW! Justin Bierber Is Giving Away Free Concert Tickets Now!: http://bit.ly/[censored]“
Scam Link: “WOW! Justin Bierber Is Giving Away Free Concert Tickets Now!: http://bit.ly/[censored]“
Scam Type: Rogue Application Trending: August 19, 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 and can spread advertisements for the rogue application.
How to Deal with the Scam:
Delete any messages it may have posted to your Newsfeed and remove the application’s access rights to your profile. If you actually clicked through and completed the survey and entered your cell phone number, then you need to contact your carrier and have any charges associated with the scam removed.
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