Scam Signature Message:
awwwwwwww my baby is so damn cute!!! check out yours 🙂
See how your baby will look like?
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Malware
Trending: May 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page:
Clicking “Show Me” kicks off a series of instructions that is designed to copy and paste malicious code into the users browser. The scammers are little crafty on this one. They ask the user to click: CTRL C (to copy the highlighted code), then ALT D (this puts the cursor in the browser bar), the next command is CTRL V (this pastes the code into the browser window) and finally ENTER. Completing these actions will post the spam message to your wall and load 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. The scam creator will possibly have your personal information to do you harm. (depending on the information you submitted in the survey) If you downloaded any games or other files then your computer could be infecting 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 “Submit” on the main page, 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 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 downloaded files or games while completing the survey scam, then your computer could very well be infected with a virus. Install and or update your anti-virus software and run a complete system scan.
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: