Scam Signature Message: Get 310 FarmCash For Free in Just 5 Minutes!!!
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Rogue Application
Trending: February 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
If you scroll further down the page you will see the follow message and instructions:
If you “CLICK HERE” TO YOU GET YOUR FREE 310FV CASH, you are taken to the following screen:
After completing this survey, you won’t get the 310 Farm Cash, but the scammers will have your personal information. This is the survey scammer’s end game. Each time someone completes a survey they get paid. Don’t complete any surveys and give them personal information they can use to do you harm. Some surveys require you to download a game to proceed. These downloads often contain viruses or other malware that can infect your system. Never download anything from scams like this.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you “shared” the scammers message in step 2 above, you should remove the post from your newsfeed. You should also notify your friends that you were the victim of a scam and that they should not click the link. 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.
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