Facebook SCAM ALERT – The Number Of Hours You Spent On Facebook.


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<< SCAM ALERT – The Number Of Hours On Facebook >>
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Facebook users should be on the lookout for a post that claims you can see how many hours you have spent on Facebook. (Example Below.) If you get drawn in by the bogus message you will end up being led to a Facebook Fan page that forces you to like it and install a Facebook application. The Facebook Application is is a fake. It creates a message that displays nothing more then random numbers, which it claims to be the number of hours you have spent on Facebook. It also uses the permissions you granted it to post to your wall without your knowledge. While the application is posting the bogus message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to a Profile Spy Scam. Please see the examples included below.

Example Scam Message

Example Scam Fan Page

Example Application Install Screen #1

Example Application Install Screen #2

Example Profile Spy Scam

Facebook Profile Clean Up

If you have fallen for the scam, you need to remove any Facebook Applications 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. Please see the resources below.

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?

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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