Scam Signature Message: OMG OMG OMG…I cant believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile!
Scam Type: Like Jacking – Survey Scam – Rogue Application
Trending: November 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
This is the main page you will see if you are foolish enough to install the app. When you agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information and the right to email you, post to your wall, access your data at any time and the right to manage your pages. Once you agree to install the application, you are then taken to the typical scam screen asking you to prove that you are human. At this stage you must complete a survey of some kind to proceed. We decided to stop at this point, and it would be wise for you to do the same. Please note, the Facebook API doesn’t allow any applications or application developers the necessary permissions to create an application of this nature. Any and all advertisements for this type of app are all scams!
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of installing the application and passing the link onto your friends, you should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the application. You also need to access your privacy settings and remove the application.
If you made the mistake of submitting your cell phone number for any of the surveys, then you should contact your carrier immediately to keep any bogus charging from appearing.
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