Scam Signature Message:
The ending is the best! LOL 🙂
REALLY Stupid Girl
This has got to be the stupidest video ever. You wont believe what she does at the end
Trending: July 2011
Scam Type: Click-jacking, ?
Why it’s a Scam:
We have had several members of the Facecrooks community report seeing this scam on their Wall. We have also been informed that they are having trouble removing the post. We have been unable to locate any direct links to the scam, so this report is not as thorough as we would like. We do know that the scam has a like-jacking component. (a posting appears on your Wall that you “like” the video)
A very astute member of the Facecrooks community sent us some additional information on this threat. According to their debugging efforts, if you see this cam on your News Feed, then you are the person with the infected Facebook account. It appears that the culprit is a rogue Firefox extension. You can verify this by logging into Facebook using a different browser. Doing so will cause the “Really Stupid Girl” posts to disappear.
There could be similar exploits for other browsers.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you can, clean up your Facebook account so you won’t be spamming the same message that tricked you to your friends. Do this by removing the post from your Newsfeed and marking the post as Spam. Do this by clicking the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post.
Audit the extensions you have installed in Firefox or your other web browser of choice. For Firefox, select “Add-ons” and then select the “Extensions” button. This will show you what extensions you have installed. Remove any that look suspicious or any that you don’t recall installing.
Never complete surveys to unlock videos or other content on Facebook. Scammers use these tricks to either spread malware, obtain personal identification or earn commissions from marketing companies. Don’t pad their pocket and possibly open yourself up to harm!
Some of the surveys require you to download files to your computer. Never do this! If you did so in error, then run a complete system scan with a good anti-virus software program. The I.Q. Quiz scam has been around for a while, and it typically requires you to enter your cell phone number to receive the results. The scammers then bill you for premium services. Keep an eye on your phone bill for bogus charges.
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:
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.