Scam Signature Message: The BLOODIEST Fight EVER – BANNED FROM TV!
Scam Type: Survey Scam
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page:
If you do follow their directions and click to “Watch the Video” you are taken to the follow page:
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 pasting the code into your browser, you are now spamming your friends with the scammers 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). It also appears that this scam creates a fake event on your wall. You need to delete this event as well.
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 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: