Scam Signature Message:
OOOMMMMGG…Facebook Deleting all Profiles at MAY 5th which are not verified
=) Verify your account
Scam Type: Malware
Trending: May 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page:
Here the scammers want you to copy and paste code directly into your address bar. Never, ever copy and paste code directly into your browser. You bypass security controls built into your web browser, and you totally expose your computer to the code creators. Sometimes you might be lucky and just have a survey scam load; however, these victims aren’t so lucky. We copied the code into the browser on our test machine, and we received a virus alert!
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of pasting the code into your browser, you are now spamming your friends with the scammer’s message. You should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the scam. (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post). If your installed anti-virus program caught the malware attempt, then your system should not be affected. If you don’t have anti-virus software installed, then you need to that immediately and run a full system scan.
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