'LOL is this you?' Facebook Scam

Scam Name: ‘LOL is this you?’ Facebook Scam

Scam Signature Message: ‘LOL’ is this you? (in Facebook Chat)

Scam Link: link to a page that appears to be a Facebook video

Scam Type: Like-jacking / malicious code

Trending: August 28, 2010

Why it’s a Scam:

If you click the link, it reportedly takes you to a blank 404 Page not Found Error, and spam messages are sent out to your Facebook friends. Not much information is known about this new scam. Facebook says they are checking into the matter.

How to Deal with the Scam:

Delete any messages it may have posted to your Newsfeed. Some users are saying this contains a worm. It is advisable to update your anti-virus software and run a complete scan of your system.

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:

Your Ultimate Guide to Facebook Scams and How to Deal with Them

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