Scam Signature Message: Want to Track How many People Viewed your Profile?
This particular scam has several different messages that reference an “Ex” stalking their profile. For example,
Damn! My Ex was stalking over my Account for so long and was among Top 10 Viewers! Check who viewed your Profile down here NOW!
Cool! 89207 Persons viewed my Profile in 2010! And I just found out that My Ex was stalking over my Profile and is among top 10 viewers! I hate it seriously and I am Shocked! You can Check Who Viewed your Profile Here NOW!
Amazing! 9890 People viewed my Profile in 2010! And I just found out that My Ex was stalking over my Profile and is among top 10 viewers! I hate it seriously and I am Shocked! You can Check Who Viewed your Profile Here NOW!
Scam Type: Rogue Application, Survey Scam
Trending: February 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Once you click on the Wall Post link, you are taken to the following page:
If you do agree to install the application, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information, post to your wall and access your data at any time. Granting this access allows the scammer to spam their message on your News Feed. You should never give a third party application this much access unless you are 100% sure of their intentions and authenticity. If you do proceed with the application install, you are taken to the following screen:
This is the survey scammer’s end game. Each time someone completes a survey they get paid. Don’t complete any surveys and give them personal information they can use to do you harm. Some surveys require you to download a game to proceed. These downloads often contain viruses or other malware that can infect your system. Never download anything from scams like this
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of installing the application and passing the link onto your friends, you should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the application. You also need to access your privacy settings and remove the application.
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