Scam Signature Message:
Facebook is closing all accounts today. They can’t handle so many accounts. Most of the old accounts are not active, so they are deleting everything. If you want your account alive please confirm your activity.
This is the final notice!
Scam Type: Rogue Application
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on the wall post link takes you to the Facebook application screen shown below:
It appears that Facebook has disabled this application and the goo.gl link is not working as well. Scammers are notorious for using multipl apps and links, so there is a good chance this one will still be active. This is an old scam that has been resurrected yet again. Facebook doesn’t delete accounts unless there is a very severe TOS violation.
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.)
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 charges 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 be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out: