Current Video Scams on Facebook – Updated – 17.14 Hrs UK Time


Please if you see any of these on your walls, do not Click them



Like-Jacking Explained

Defined – Like-Jacking is a Facebook-enabled Click-Jacking attack that tricks users into clicking links that mark the clicked site as one of your Facebook “likes.” These likes then show up on your profile and, of course, in your Facebook News Feed where your friends can see the link and click it, allowing the vicious, viral cycle to continue through their walls and their friends walls.
How to Recover From Like-Jacking

If you have fallen victim to any of these scams, you need to clean up your facebook profile immediately. You can do this by simply removing the like made to your wall. Remove the like by navigating to your profile wall, locating the like, then clicking on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. Select “Remove And Unlike” from the menu and the message/Like will be removed.

This will ensure that you do not continue to assist the scam artist in spreading his ruse to your friends and even further throughout the facebook network. If you’ve downloaded and installed any programs to your computer as a result of one of these scams, it is advised that you run a full virus scan on your computer immediately. At the link provide below you will find helpful information to assist in these task, if you are not sure what to do..
To Remove Applications you have installed http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=applications


Facebook Clean Up ( After A Rogue Application Install)

You need to be aware that if you have installed any bad applications on to your facebook profile, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends news feeds with the apps viral/scam messages. If this has happened you must remove the messages from your wall by deleting the post and 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:

  • Navigate to your Privacy settings- (Click Account, then “Privacy Settings”).
  • Then under the heading “Applications, Games, and Websites” click “Edit Settings”.
  • To the right of the heading “Applications You Use” Click the “Edit Settings” button.
  • Finally find the application name in your list and click the “Little X” to the right of that name. Simply 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 scan on your system.


“How to Recover” written by Mr. Black Knight (Co-admin BDE) Owner   ───► Scam Sniper ◄─── 

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