Title: Justin Bieber’s Cellphone Number Scam
Scam Name: Justin Bieber’s Cellphone Number Scam
Scam Signature Message: “OMG!! Justin Biebers Ex GIRLFRIEND just RELEASED his new CELL PHONE NUMBER!!”
Scam Link: OMG! Justin Bieber’s EX girlfriend RELEASED His Phone Number Facebook Fanpage [now deactivated]
Scam Type: Survey and Mobile Subscription Scam
Trending: July 2010
Why it’s a Scam: Facebook Fanpage directs you to a page with a survey that will ask for your personal information and sometimes even your cellphone number – in which case you will be signed up for a mobile phone premium rate service.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of passing the link onto your friends, you should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the link. If you have given your mobile phone number, contact your service provider immediately to unsubscribe from the scam service.
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