Scam Signature Message:
The Ultimate Profile Viewer is now being released! Shocking for real! See who visits your profile real time! See who invisible you on their friend list chat! Check it now and you will be shocked who viewed your profile now ! See your results here ->
Scam Type: Survey Scam – Profile Peeker – Rogue Application
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page:
Clicking “Continue” will take you to the following Facebook application installation screen:
Proceeding with installation is not a good idea. You will be giving a rogue application developer access to all of your Facebook profile information, and they will use your account to spam your friends.
If you do “Allow” the application to install, the following survey scam will be presented:
Keep in mind that profile spy and stalker apps are all bogus and violate Facebook’s TOS, and developers do not have access to the information required to complete such applications. For more information about them check out our in dept article:
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 scammersmessage. 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.
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: