>Scam Alert: New yourname@facebook.com Be First


> Be sure to visit http://www.facebook.com/scamsniper for further reports of this scam

Submitted Report Submitted by Manca

I’m not affected myself, but I found this on a friend’s wall:
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4940/screenshot097.png

“You can now get yourname@facebook.com, be quick to register the names are going fast…”

It’s a scam app which apparently tries to make people download a toolbar and of course posts to users’ walls when added. My friend said she started downloading the toolbar, but stopped it in time, so I don’t have many details.

Scam App. Page: http://apps.facebook.com/changecommunic/

Scam App. Links you to  Survey Scam.

It is important that you never hand over any personal information, such as: email addresses, cell number, name, home address or credit card numbers, to these types of scams. If you do, you are simply setting yourself up to be spammed or worst. Identity theft is big business and handing over some of the info these bogus surveys ask for, will make you a victim of that business. If you have made the mistake of handing over a credit card number, you should call your bank or credit provider as soon as possible to have them remove or dispute the charges that have or maybe made to the card. If you’ve given your cell number to any of these types of Scams, it is important that you call your cell carrier ASAP to have any charges you may receive stopped. If you begin to receive unsolicited phone calls, you should take note of the calls, record names and numbers, then report the calls to the FCC or other proper authorities..

Details: This is a wall spamming application and is linked to a survey and harvest details


Damage Control (For those that may have fell victim)

Facebook Clean Up
You need to be aware that if you have installed any bad apps into your facebook profile or clicked any clickjacked or likejacked links within facebook, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends news feeds with the apps or links viral/scam messages. If this has occurred you must remove the messages from your wall by deleting the post and or remove the rogue app by uninstalling it from your facebook profile.

How to remove an Application from your profile:
If you have made the mistake of following thru with the install of a rogue application, Please do the following:
  1. Navigate to your Privacy settings- (Click Account, then “Privacy Settings”).
  2. Then under the heading “Applications, Games, and Websites” click “Edit Settings”.
  3. To the right of the heading “Applications You Use” Click the “Edit Settings” button.
  4. Finally find the application name in your list and click the “Little X” to the right of that name. Follow the facebook prompt to remove the app.
What to do if you’ve downloaded Software to your Computer
If you have followed one of the links on facebook to an external website or downloaded a piece of software you are unsure of and believe you may have got a virus infection, I suggest you immediately uninstall any software you may have installed, then run a virus check on your system.


Damage Control written by Mr. Black Knight (Co-admin BDE) Owner 

───► Scam Sniper ◄───

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