Scam Signature Message: See what you’ll look in the future!
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Rogue Application
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on the wall post link takes you directly to the survey scam shown below:
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:
It appears that users with a rogue application installed are posting the spam message as a link on their friend’s wall. If you run across this scam, tell the friend who posted the link that they need to remove the rogue application from their system.
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 a file, then you should run a complete system scan with an anti-virus program.
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: