Facebook SCAM ALERT – Harmless Prank Ends In Tragedy.


<< SCAM ALERT – Harmless Prank >>
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Facebook users should be on the lookout for a bogus video that claims to show a harmless prank that ends in tragedy. (Example Attached.) If you get drawn in by the bogus message you will end up being led to websites that trick you into installing a malicious browser plugin. ( This scam uses a Fake YouTube Update Plugin bait.) -The plugin will use your browser to compromise your facebook account, and cause it to repeatedly spam the people in your friends list by Tagging them in multiple posting of the fake video link. In the end you will not see a video but instead be asked to complete fake surveys or offers that net scammers 1 to 3 dollars per survey.

Example Fake Video Message

Example Fake Video Website With Plugin Prompt
 
5 Tips For Protecting Yourself From Facebook Scams:

  1. Make sure your computer’s OS, Browsers and Anti-Virus software is up-to-date and keep them that way.
  2. Keep your passwords to yourself. (Never Give Them TO ANYONE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY.)
  3. Don’t Friend everybody on Facebook.
  4. If you are NOT going to use Facebook apps, turn the application platform off. If you ARE going to use Facebook apps, make sure you thoroughly review them before you install ANY of them.
  5. Don’t trust your friends on Facebook or any other website/social network. Don’t randomly click every link OR Facebook Application they throw your way and make sure you don’t go around facebook or the web clicking everything you see. You should be relatively sure of were a link is going to take you, before you click it..

 Facebook Profile Clean Up

**If you have fallen for the scam shown above, you need to remove any browser plugins you may have installed as a result of the scam and delete any wall messages you have posted as soon as possible. If you have seen your friends post the scam, take a little time to report the spam to Facebook.
How to recover from spamming browser plugins or apps:

**First: Start by checking what Facebook apps you have installed and remove any suspicious ones. Then check for and remove any suspicious browser plugins. You should also update your Anti-Virus Software and RUN A FULL SCAN with it to make sure you didn’t get any viruses on your computer from the spam.

How do I remove or delete an app from my account?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=170585223002660#How-do-I-remove-or-delete-an-app-from-my-account?

Removing any possible bogus browser Plugins..

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**Second: You should change your Facebook Password just in case.

How do I reset my password?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=213395615347144#How-do-I-reset-my-password?
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**Third: Finally you should Delete the wall messages and or report the messages as spam.

Here is how to remove a post from the wall:

How do I remove a Wall post or story?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203594616344678#How-do-I-remove-a-Wall-post-or-story?

The link below shows you how to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers reporting a post as spam.

How to Report Abuse
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

~MBK
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