Scam Signature Message(s):
OH MY GOD!…Justin BIEBER Hits Girl For NO Reason!
OMG! This Is So Badd! >>> [link] <<<
Scam Type: Rogue Application / Survey Scam
Trending: November 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the scam link on the Newsfeed takes the user to a fake Fox News report featuring a young girl and the words, “Click Here.” If you do press the “Click Here” link, then you are taken to the human verification screen that is in reality a survey scam. Also remember that installing this application gives the creator of the application access to your basic information, post to your wall, send you emails, access your data at anytime and manage your pages. Do you want to give this kind of access to an unscrupulous Facebook scammer?
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of granting access to the rogue application, you should immediately clean up your newsfeed and remove the application from your Application Settings. To access your “Application Settings,” click “Account” in the top right hand corner. You will then see “Application Settings” as an option in the list.
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