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Mother Went to Jail for Taking This pic of her son

Mother Went to Jail for Taking This pic of her son

Title: Mother Went to Jail for Taking This pic of her son Facebook Scam Scam Name: Mother Went to Jail for Taking This pic of her son Facebook ScamScam Signature Message: “OMG!! Guys, you have to see this: This mother went to jail for taking this pic of her son!” Scam Link: Deactivated Scam Type:…

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Profile Spy / Watcher Scam

Profile Spy / Watcher Scam

Title: Facebook Profile Spy/Watcher Scam Scam Name: Facebook Profile Spy/Watcher Scam Scam Signature Message: Find out who is looking at your profile.Scam Link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=209645259791Scam Type: LikeJacking and possibly distribution of malicious programsTrending: 2009-2010Why it’s a Scam: Profile Trackers are against Facebook TOS. The “activate” profile spy, you must first invite all your friends to the…

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Justin Bieber Concert Ticket Giveaway Scam

Justin Bieber Concert Ticket Giveaway Scam

Scam Name: Justin Bieber Concert Ticket Giveaway Scam Scam Signature Message(s): “WOW! Justin Bierber Is Giving Away Free Concert Tickets Now!: http://bit.ly/[censored]“ Scam Link: “WOW! Justin Bierber Is Giving Away Free Concert Tickets Now!: http://bit.ly/[censored]“ Scam Type: Rogue Application Trending: August 19, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The application requests permission to access your profile.…

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Never gonna drink Coca Cola again

Never gonna drink Coca Cola again

Title: ‘Never gonna drink Coca Cola again’ Facebook scam Scam Name: ‘Never gonna drink Coca Cola again’ Facebook scam Scam Signature Message: I am part of the 98.0% of people that are NEVER gonna drink Coca Cola again after this HORRIFIC video –> http://www.[removed] Find out the TRUTH about Coke!!! Scam Link: A website with…

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Justin Bieber's Cell Phone Number Scam

Justin Bieber's Cell Phone Number Scam

Title: Justin Bieber’s Cellphone Number Scam Scam Name: Justin Bieber’s Cellphone Number Scam Scam Signature Message: “OMG!! Justin Biebers Ex GIRLFRIEND just RELEASED his new CELL PHONE NUMBER!!” Scam Link: OMG! Justin Bieber’s EX girlfriend RELEASED His Phone Number Facebook Fanpage [now deactivated] Scam Type: Survey and Mobile Subscription Scam Trending: July 2010 Why it’s…

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The Sharejack

The Sharejack

Scam Name: The Sharejack Scam Signature Message(s): “10 Funny T-Shirt Fails” or something similar Scam Link: same as message Scam Type: Click Jacking – Trending: August 18, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: 1. You see the link “10 Funny T-Shirt Fails” or something similar. 2. You are asked to click a “Next” button. This “Next…

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iPad Beta Test Scam

iPad Beta Test Scam

Scam Name: Facebook Free iPad – Beta Test Scam Scam Signature Message: “iPad Researchers Wanted – Want to beta test Apple’s latest product?” Scam Link: iPad Researchers Wanted – Want to beta test Apple’s latest product? Facebook Fanpage [ Now Deactivated by Facebook ] Scam Type: Mobile Phone Subscription Scam Trending: March 2010 Why it’s…

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Facebook Dislike Button

Facebook Dislike Button

Scam Name: Facebook Dislike Button Scam Signature Message: I just got the Dislike Button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol! http://tiny.cc/thedislikebutton Scam Link: http://tiny.cc/thedislikebutton Scam Type: Malware / Spyware infested links Trending: August 16, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The scam prompts users to complete a survery which grants the…

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Justin Bieber trying to flirt

Justin Bieber trying to flirt

Scam Name: Justin Bieber Trying to Flirt Scam Signature Message(s): OMG Justin Bieber trying to flirt, check it out Scam Link: tiny.cc link Scam Type: Rogue Application Trending: August 12, 2010 Why it’s a Scam: The application requests permission to access your profile. Once permission is granted the application can publish items to your Wall…

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[Copy of] Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

[Copy of] Facebook scam targets U.S. soldiers deployed in Iraq

This scam involves the impersonation of Gen. Ray Odierno, the senior commander of US troops in Iraq. The rogue messages is : “If you pay $200,000, your son can get sent home early.” This is obviously an attempt of would be thieves to steal money from emotionally vulnerable family members of US servicemen serving in…

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