Scam Signature Message: HORRIBLE! a young girl did SUICIDE in front of cam – Watched this video!
Scam Type: Survey Scam – Malware – Click-Jacking – Like-Jacking
Trending: March 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
This TouTube page is designed to look like a YouTube channel. After a few seconds, the following page is loaded automatically:
The irony here is if you click “like” your Facebook account will be “click-jacked.” You will be spreading the spam message via your Facebook news feed to all of your friends. Clicking “like” also loads the following survey scam:
Here we see the end game of a typical Facebook Survey Scam. Each time someone completes a survey the scam creator gets a commission. Thankfully, you will not see a suicide video of a young girl, but the scammer will have more of your private information. If you downloaded any games or other files, then your computer could be infected with a virus, trojan or other malware. Never download files from scams like this!
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of clicking on the scam message and completing the survey scam, 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.
If you downloaded any software at all from the scam site, you need to update and/or install anti-virus software on your computer and run a complete system scan. There is a good possibility that your system is now infected with a virus, trojan or some other malware.
If you submitted 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 on the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to stay updated on current security issues. Also check out: