Scam Signature Message: Father walks in on daughter… EMBARRASING!!!
Scam Type: Survey Scam – Malware
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
The end game is obviously another survey scammer trying to get paid. Don’t complete the survey and give them more of your personal information. Many of these surveys ask for your email address, age and cell phone number. This gives the scammers more of your information that they can use to do you harm and steal your identity. Another danger is the files the scam may require you to download. These files are known to contain viruses, trojans or other malware. A common ploy is to charge your cell phone number for premium services until the charges are cancelled. Never give out your personal information for scams like this.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of clicking on the scam message you will need to check your news feed and make sure you aren’t spamming the message to your friends. If you are, you need to remove the item from your wall by clicking the small “x” in the top right hand corner of the post. There is an option to “remove and unlike.”
If you submitted your cellphone number while completing the survey, then you should contact your carrier immediately and be on the lookout for bogus charges.
If you downloaded any files, games, etc., then upgrade or install anti-virus software and do a complete system scan of your system.
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