Scam Signature Message: My Top Profile Viewers: See who views your profile @
Scam Type: Malware – Profile Peeker
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page:
Over 70,000 Facebook users have been victimized by this scam so far! Never, ever copy and paste code directly into your browser. You bypass security controls built into your web browser, and you totally expose your computer to the code creators. Sometimes you might be lucky and just have a survey scam load; however, these victims aren’t so lucky. We copied the code into the browser on our test machine, and we received this virus alert!
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: