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

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Facebook Scam Alert – Profile Viewers, Stalkers, Spies: NO, You Can’t See Them.


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<<SCAM ALERT – See Your Stalkers >>
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Be advised; There is a high level of Rogue Application related spam on Facebook that claims it can show you who has been viewing, stalking or spying on your Facebook profile. These types of applications all have several things in common: Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, they all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front and you are always told you need to complete surveys/ offers to get the results. (Usually Free Gift Card Offers, Fake Opinion Surveys or Trial Software Product Downloads.) In some cases victims are also tricked into downloading Viruses, Spyware or other Malware. See Example..

Example Profile Spy Scam

As a general rule of thumb you should Personally review all Facebook applications before you install them. Do not install applications simply because it appears friend have used it. Please see the included resources for more information on these types of scams..

Why You Should Avoid It. (Expanded Information)

The Profile Spy And Why It Is A Scam.

A Profile Spy is a fake application that claims to allow users to see who has stalked, crept around, visited or viewed their Facebook Profile. Most of these bogus applications simply spread random messages from one persons profile to the next in effort to dupe unsuspecting facebook users in to taking Surveys. The surveys earn scam artists between $1 to 2 dollars and can be used for much more malicious intentions like, Identity Theft or to push malware and or viruses on to users computers. Most of the bogus messages pushed out by these rogue apps include a link to an external domain or a Facebook application. When you click on this link, you are taken to a site where you are asked to like and share the page or urged to install some unknown application on your Facebook profile. You are told that this is a requirement in order to sign up or use the Profile Spy application. If you follow the directions given, you will either manually send spam messages or the application will automatically send spam messages, just like the one you received, to your friends on Facebook. You are then told to take a survey or download a product to complete the process and use the app. Although this scam started a few years ago, it is still around and some people are still unaware that it is a scam. Don’t fall victim to it or any other application that claims to be able to see who looks at your Facebook profile, they are all scams. Facebook claims it has made it technically impossible to find out who has viewed your Facebook Profile because it is a violation of Facebook policies to track profile views.

What Facebook Says About Seeing Your Profile Viewers:

The 2 photos below are taken from 2 facebook help topics that explain why Profile Spies DO NOT work on facebook. The statements are quite clear and shouldn’t need explaining.

Photo 1 From: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=12903
Privacy: Who can see my profile and content?
Can I know who’s viewing my profile or how often it’s being viewed?

Photo 2 From: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=14357
Privacy: Privacy settings and fundamentals

Can I see who’s viewed my profile? There’s a group or application claiming I can find out who has been viewing my profile.

How To Fix It, If You Fell For It

How to Recover After A Rogue Application Install

If you have installed any Rogue Applications to your facebook profile, due to a Profile Spy Scam, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends News Feeds with the Rogue Applications viral/scam messages. 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 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 Do I Report Abuse:
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

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