Scam Signature Message: This Girl killed herself after her dad Posted something on her wall!!
Scam Link: http://bit.ly/g1QKxv (scam uses many others links)
Scam Type: Survey scam
Trending: December 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
When you click on the Wall post link you are taken to the following screen:
When you “Click Here” you are taken to the Facebook application installation screen, you and are asked to install the following app:
Apparently, the scammers are having great luck with this particular scam. This one began circulating in September, but has recently seen a dramatic resurgence. They are using various shortened links and different Facebook application names.
If you agree to install the application, and we highly suggest you don’t, you must agree to give the application developer full access to your basic information and the right to email you, post to your wall, access your data at any time and the right to manage your pages. 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, your account is like-jacked and you are spreading the scammer’s message to all of your friends. You will then be taken to the following screen:
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 (click the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post).You also need to access your privacy settings and remove the application from your list of approved Facebook applications. (Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and Websites.)
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: