'OMG i couldn't even watch the first 2mins' – Facebook Scam

Scam Signature Message: OMG i couldn’t even watch the first 2mins


Scam Type: Survey Scam – Rogue Application – Like Jacking

Trending: January 2011

Why it’s a Scam:

Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:


When you “Click Here” you are taken to a Facebook screen that asks if you want to install the “Dont look away” application.


If you agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information, post to your wall and access your data at any time. You should never give a third party application this much access unless you are 100% sure of their intentions and authenticity. If you do proceed with the application install, you are taken to the following screen:


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 (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post).You also need to access your privacy settings and remove the application from your list of approved Facebook applications. (Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and Websites.)editappsettings

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.

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 stay informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:

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