CHECK YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS


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CHECK YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS. Scam Sniper’s MBK revealed that options on the ‘Search For You on Facebook’ vanished and reappeared (I confirmed). Other settings have been changed including ‘Photos I’m Tagged In’, Platform Apps (mine have been switched back on), boxes re-checked in ‘Info Accessible Through Friends’. Check ALL your settings and click ‘SHARE’ to repost this to pass on to friends.

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>ScamSniper Alert : all Farmville Scams – Currently Active


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The FarmVille Items offered in the picture below are not legit. They are scams setup to dupe FarmVille players into “Liking” a bunch of random facebook fan pages. After liking the random fan pages you will be told to spam your friends with these fake items and then transferred to your Farm in effort to make you think you will receive these bogus items. YOU WILL NEVER RECEIVE THE ITEMS IN THE MESSAGES. These are Scams and you will gain nothing from participating in them. Avoid the messages you see in the photo below.

Crystal Sheep, Purple Stallion, Purple Gaga Foal, Gaga Unicorn, Eriskay Pony Foal, Zynga Mystery Box and Wildmill

Damage Control ( Rogue App )

Rogue Applications Explained ( App Spam )
Defined- There are weaknesses in facebook that allow unscrupulous facebook application developers access to your facebook information and to use your facebook account as a means to spread a fake viral messages/ads across facebook. Once you install a rogue app it does not function as promised. It instead mines your data and/or spam’s your wall in an attempt to spread itself to your friends and throughout facebook.
How to Recover After A Rogue Application Install
If you have installed any Rogue Applications within your facebook profile, 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 to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:
To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message you want to remove.
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.
Damage Control ( Fake FarmVille Animals )
Damage Control ( For those who have fallen victim. )
If you have fallen victim to any of these Fake FarmVille Animal Scams, you need to clean up your facebook profile immediately. You can do this by simply removing the posts made to your wall. 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. 
To Remove The Fake FarmVille Messages From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message you want to remove.
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will offer you a menu. Select “Mark As Spam” from the menu and the message will be removed. If the message is not remove or reappears on your wall simple follow sets 1 & 2 again, but this time chose “Remove Post” to have the message permanently removed.

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>Active Alerts and Scam Reports – 09-05-2011


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Active Alerts and Scam Reports.
Scam Video Alert : WOW Watch These Hot Girls Fight (05-09-2011) -Active
[SCAM ALERT] Free Subway Gift Cards – Limited Time (05-08-2011) -Active
Avoid Facebook Ads That Appear To Offer Diet Supplement Trials(05-08-2011) -Active
Scam Alert: Miley Cyrus Exposed – See it here First – Survey Scam (05-08-2011) -Active
Avoid The Golden Thoroughbred Stallion & Horse Scams (05-07-2011) -Active

Avoid Facebook Ads That Lead to Work At Home Scams. (05-06-2011) -Active
http://scamsniper.blogspot.com/2011/05/watch-out-for-2-facebook-ads-that-lead.html

PHOTO! Girl accidentally sends dad SMS about her FIRST TIME (05-06-2011) -Active

Spam Spreads Through Multiple Features (How You Will Look Old Scam(05-06-2011) Active
I dub thee Admin of Page [x]. Arise and Get your Scam (05-06-2011) Active
Alert: Avoid Need help please.. 🙂 can you please click messages. (05-05-11) -Still Active
FarmVille Scam Warning: Avoid The Fake Rainbow Cow Message. (05-05-11) -Active
Manual Script Scams on Facebook Generating Event Invitations (05-04-11) -Active

The BLOODIEST Fight EVER – BANNED FROM TV (05-03-11) -Active
Bin Laden’s death photographs or videos, Are they real or not? -Graphic Photograph Included. Updated With Facebook Scams and Virus Warnings: (05-02-11) -Still Active- High Alert
[SCAM ALERT] 2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets! (05-01-11) -Active
Currently Inactive Scams
Avoid ALL “Verify Your Facebook Account By May 8th” messages. (05-02-11) -Sleeping
Trying To See a Father walk in on his Daughter Will Get You Jacked. (05-01-11) -Sleeping
*SCAM ALERT* – Avoid ALL “Guy gets Pantsed Live” or “Justin Bieber gets pantsed by fans during performance” messages. (05-01-11) -Sleeping
[SCAM ALERT] See how your baby will look like? (05-04-11) -Sleeping

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Various Alerts and Scam Reports Currently on Your Social Networks

Adware Alert : Amazing Web Cam childbirth video (05-06-2011) Active
http://www.thebulldogestate.com/2011/05/adware-alert-amazing-web-cam-childbirth.html

Spam Spreads Through Multiple Features (How You Will Look Old Scam(05-06-2011) Active
http://blog.trendmicro.com/facebook-spam-spreads-through-multiple-features/

I dub thee Admin of Page [x]. Arise and Get your Scam (05-06-2011) Active
http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/i-dub-thee-admin-of-page-x-arise-and-get-your-scam-1069.html

Alert: Avoid Need help please.. 🙂 can you please click messages. (05-05-11) -Still Active
FarmVille Scam Warning: Avoid The Fake Rainbow Cow Message. (05-05-11) -Still Active
The BLOODIEST Fight EVER – BANNED FROM TV (05-03-11) -Still Active
Manual Script Scams on Facebook Generating Event Invitations (05-04-11) -Still Active
Bin Laden’s death photographs or videos, Are they real or not? -Graphic Photograph Included. Updated With Facebook Scams and Virus Warnings: (05-02-11) -Still Active- High Alert
Warning: 25 Profile Spy Scams To Avoid. Updated Regularly (04-09-11) -Still Active
Avoid ALL “Verify Your Facebook Account By May 8th” messages. (05-02-11) -Still Active
Facebook Deleting all Profiles at MAY 8th which are not verified (05-02-11) -Still Active
[SCAM ALERT] 2 FREE Southwest Airline Tickets! (05-01-11) -Still Active
Linda Smith / Jason Lee Facebook virus hoax spreads quickly (05-04-11) -Still Active
Trying To See a Father walk in on his Daughter Will Get You Jacked. (05-01-11) -Sleeping
*SCAM ALERT* – Avoid ALL “Guy gets Pantsed Live” or “Justin Bieber gets pantsed by fans during performance” messages. (05-01-11) -Sleeping
[SCAM ALERT] See how your baby will look like? (05-04-11) -Sleeping

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>Scam Sniper: Click-Jack Alert: Trying To See a Drunk Man Take A Nose Dive Will Get You Jacked.


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If you see the message below in your news feed, AVOID IT. It is a Click-Jacking Scam.

Example ( Man takes a nose dive into frozen lake Scam Message)

—-Example Message—-
Sam commented on Crazy Russian.
Drunk Man takes a nose dive into frozen lake. OUCH!
amz.failvidz.com
This can only happen in Russia. LOL. Funniest video in 2011 yet!
—-Example Message—-

If you click the link in this message you will be taken to a fake video site and shown the screen you see below. See Example

Example ( Fake Video Page – Bogus Security Check)- Click To Enlarge

As you can see above, you are asked to verify a simple math problem to “prevent bots from slowing down the site”. However, In actuality, this simple math problem is just another clickjack-type scheme. Once you type the answer in the box and hit submit, you end up spamming your wall with a link back to the scam. This post will then show up in all of your friends feeds, in an attempt to trick them as well. AVOID IT. See example.

Example ( Bogus Security Check Click-Jacking)- Click To Enlarge

What Click-Jacking Means.
Click-Jacking or Like-Jacking are terms used to describe an attack that tricks Facebook users into clicking a hidden “Like Button” or “Comment Box” on External web pages. Most Facebook users are unaware that a like/click-jacking has taken place due to the fact the “Like Button” or “Comment Box” is usually hidden behind a fake video play button or some other object on the web page. Users will instinctively click these fake objects, thinking they are harmless. Many Facebook users end up leaving the Scam sitting on their wall for days because they never knew it happened. Their friends come along and fall right in to the same trap once they click. AVOID IT. Read and share this with your friends.
Damage Control ( For those who have fallen victim. )

How to Recover From Like-Jacking or Click-Jacking
If you have fallen victim to a Like-Jacking or Click-Jacking scam, you need to clean up your facebook profile immediately. You can do this by simply removing the spam “Like” or “Comment” made to your wall. 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. .
How To Remove A Spam Like or Comment Message From Your Wall
  1. Navigate to your profile wall by clicking the “Profile” link at the top of your facebook home page.
  2. Scroll down your profile wall till you locate the spam like or comment message you want to remove, then click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. If you are removing a “Like” message, Facebook will offer you a menu. Select “Remove And Unlike” to remove message. If you are removing a spam “Comment” message, Facebook will open a “Delete Post” dialog box. Click the “Remove Post” button within the dialog to delete the spam comment message.
How To Remove A Unwanted like From Your “Liked Pages List”
A few facebook users have complained about the unwanted “Likes” remaining in their “Liked Pages List”. This  list is located in your profile info area, in the “Activities and Interests” section, under the “Show Other Pages” link. The problem seems to happen even after following the directions listed above. If this happens to you please follow these direction as well.
  1. Navigate to your profile wall by clicking the “Profile” link at the top of your facebook home page.
  2. Once on your profile page click “Info” right below your profile picture, then Scroll down to the heading “Activities and Interests” and click the “Edit” link to the right.
  3. At the bottom of the Edit Activities and Interests page click the “Show Other Pages” link.
  4. The “Other Pages You Like” Dialog Box will open and from there you can scroll through your list of liked pages and remove the ones you don’t want by clicking the “Remove Page” Button..
Have You Been Like-Jacked Lately? What It Means and How To Avoid it.

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>Photo-tagging Alert – Here are two block links for the application spamming you


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Here are two application block links for the current major photo tagging currently hitting Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/apps/block.php?id=195879570454513&action=block&source=about
https://www.facebook.com/apps/block.php?id=215033331855414&action=block&source=about

UPDATED
https://www.facebook.com/apps/block.php?id=147285542005072&action=block&source=about
http://www.facebook.com/apps/block.php?id=219703738044049&action=block&source=about.
http://www.facebook.com/apps/block.php?id=126156614126506&action=block&source=about.
The others are Javascript pages your friends are copy and pasting script into their browsers, Its their fault they are tagging you, Remove the idiots from your friends


Update 
From ScamSniper


What To Avoid
Facebook Users: If you see messages like the ones depicted in the examples below, in your NEWS FEED, Inbox, Facebook Events List or Chat Window, do not click any of the links in them. These messages are Photo Tagging or “Tag-Jacking” Spam and will lead to Rogue Facebook Applications, Survey Scams, Phishing Scams or other malware. Please see the example pictures below.
Examples ( 20 Current Photo Tagging Scams ) – AVOID THEM













Why You Should Avoid It.
What Is Photo Tagging Spam Or “Tag-Jacking”
Photo Tagging Spam Or “Tag-Jacking” has become the latest method for scam artist to spread their scams or spam on the Facebook network. It basically exploits the fact that any friend or facebook application a friend installs within their facebook profile can Tag you in a Photo on facebook. There is currently no way to stop or block a friend or application a friend installs from tagging you in a photo on facebook and this makes it the perfect hole for scam artist to slip their spam on to your wall and news feed.
How it Works
Once a friend installs one of these “Tag-Jacking” Facebook Applications it simply places a photo on their wall, with a bogus story, plus links, and then proceeds to “Tag” each one of the installers friends in the photo. This Photo Tag then shows up as a notification to all of the people tagged in the photo and appears on their wall, their news feed and all of their friends news feeds. The Tagged Photos, Stories and Short links are designed to bait the intended victims, those tagged in the photo, in to falling for one of the many usual facebook scams like: Profile Spies, Fake Videos, Survey Scams, Phishing and or downloading malware. If any of the installers friends take the bait and click on the links given in the photo, they will be directed to install a rogue application that will spread the same or similar “Tag-Jacking” spam to their friends..
Special Note:
You CAN NOT stop or block friends or the apps they install from tagging you in a photo on facebook, but there is a way to stop the “Tag-Jacking” spam from being seen by all of the people in your friends list. Facebook has 1 privacy setting which will allow you to hide all of the photos you are tagged in on facebook from certain people or all of your friends. Be aware, For this setting to work effectively you must set it to it’s most restrictive setting, which is “Only Me”. That means NO ONE will be able to see ANY photos you are tagged in on facebook but you. So that fancy Profile Banner you like to show off to all of your friends will become invisible to them. If you decide that for the time being you would like to shield your friends from any “Tag-Jacking” spam that hits you, please follow the instruction given below.

How To Set The “Photos and videos you’re tagged in” Setting To “Only Me”

  1. From your Facebook Home Page click the Account link and then Privacy Settings.
  2. Once you reach the “Choose Your Privacy Settings” page look under the heading “Sharing On Facebook” for the “Customize Settings” link and click it.
  3. On the “Customize Settings” page scroll down to the “Things Others Share” section and click the “Edit Settings” button to the right of the “Photos and videos you’re tagged in” heading.
  4. In the Dialog Box that opens click the Drop Down Menu next to the heading “Who can see photos and videos I’m tagged in” and select “Custom“.
  5. In the “Custom Privacy” dialog box that open, under the heading “Make This Visible To– These People” click the drop down box and select “Only Me“.
  6. Finally click the Save Button in the “Custom Privacy” dialog box to save the setting. You are done..
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 one of these “Tag-Jacking” Scams, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends News Feeds with the Rogue Applications viral/scam messages/photos. You must remove the messages/photo from your wall by deleting the post and remove the rogue app by uninstalling it from your facebook profile.
How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:
To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages/Photos From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message/Photo you want to remove.
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.
How to Remove A Rogue Photo: ( You’ve Tagged Your Friends )
This will happen if you’ve installed a Rogue App which places a photo on your wall and then proceeds to tag your friends in that photo. You can remove the rogue Photo and the associated rogue app by following the directions given in the How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile section above.
How to Remove Your Name From a Tagged Photo: (You’ve Been Tagged)
  1. Navigating to the Photo with the Offending Tag in it. You will be able to find it by scrolling down your news feed or scrolling down your profile wall.
  2. Once you have found the Photo, simply click it. ( DO NOT click any of the links next to the Photo, Just Click the Photo. )
  3. When the photo loads, simply look right below the photo and you will see a list of people who have been tagged it.
  4. Find Your Name in the list, then click the “Remove Tag” link right next to Your Name. The tag will be removed..
There is a video for the removal process available here:
How to remove post, plus remove and block rogue applications.
Did You Fill Out The 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 worse. 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..

Damage Control ( Rogue App )

Rogue Applications Explained ( App Spam )
Defined- There are weaknesses in facebook that allow unscrupulous facebook application developers access to your facebook information and to use your facebook account as a means to spread a fake viral messages/ads across facebook. Once you install a rogue app it does not function as promised. It instead mines your data and/or spam’s your wall in an attempt to spread itself to your friends and throughout facebook.
How to Recover After A Rogue Application Install
If you have installed any Rogue Applications within your facebook profile, 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 to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:
To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message you want to remove.
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.

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>FarmVille Scam Warning: Bogus FarmvleComp Application Leads To Survey Scam.


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FarmVille Players: If you see a post like the one depicted in the examples below, in your NEWS FEED or in your Application Invites area, do not click any of the links them. They are not a legitimate FarmVille message and you will not receive the in game reward promised.
Example ( FarmvleComp Message )- Click To Enlarge

Example ( FarmvleComp The Invite Friends Recieve ) – Click To Enlarge

—-Message Text—-
{User Name} started playing FarmvleComp.
ago · Like Unlike · · Play FarmvleComp
—-Message Text—-
Clicking any of the links in the above fake FarmVille message will transfer you to the page below. The offer is not legit and will only cause you to spam the same messages to your wall, your friends news feeds and send your friends spam application invites. After spamming your friends, you will be transferred to a page which states the game item/reward is locked and that you must complete a offer to unlock it. This is a Survey Scam and you will gain nothing from participating in it. Avoid it. See examples.
Example ( FarmvleComp Drop Page ) SCAM!- Click To Enlarge

Example ( FarmvleComp Rogue App Install Screen ) SCAM!- Click To Enlarge
Example ( FarmvleComp Invite 25 Friends ) – Click To Enlarge

Example ( FarmvleComp Prompt To Invite 25 Friends ) – Click To Enlarge

Example ( FarmvleComp Claim Your Bogus Reward ) – Click To Enlarge

Example ( FarmvleComp The Survey Scam ) – Click To Enlarge


Play Hard! Stay Safe! Don’t Fall Into The Free Lunch Trap!
Don’t Get Caught In The Trap. Learn how to spot fake.
Quick: Learn How To Spot A FarmVille Fake

Damage Control ( For those who have fallen victim. )
If you have fallen victim to any of these Bogus FarmVille Reward Scams, you need to clean up your facebook profile immediately. You can do this by simply removing the posts made to your wall. 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.
How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:

To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages/Photos From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message/Photo you want to remove. 
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.
To Remove The Fake FarmVille Item Messages From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall and locate the message you want to remove. 
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will offer you a menu. Select “Mark As Spam” from the menu and the message will be removed. If the message is not remove or reappears on your wall simple follow sets 1 & 2 again, but this time chose “Remove Post” to have the message permanently removed. 
There is a video for the removal process available here:
How to remove post, plus remove and block rogue applications.
FarmvleComp Application Block Link” 
( This link with STOP the bogus Spam Application from interacting with your facebook profile. )
Did You Fill Out The 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 worse. 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..
Other Resources
Facebook Spam – How To Spot And Avoid Survey Scams

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FarmVille Players: If you see a post like the one depicted in the example below, in your NEWS FEED, do not click any of the links in it. It is not a legitimate FarmVille message and you will not receive the in game reward promised in it.
Example ( Farmville Rewards Message )- Click To Enlarge

—-Message Text—-

{User Name} started playing Farmville Rewards.
Howdy y’all! Come on down to the FarmVille Rewards and receive rewards daily!
8 hours ago · LikeUnlike · · Play Farmville Rewards

—-Message Text—-
Clicking any of the links in the above fake FarmVille message will transfer you to the page below. The offer is not legit and will only cause you to spam the same message to your wall, your friends news feeds and send your friends spam application invites. After spamming your friends, you will be transferred to a page which states the game item/reward is locked and that you must complete a offer to unlock it. This is a Survey Scam and you will gain nothing from participating in it. Avoid it. See examples.
Example ( Farmville Rewards Drop Page ) SCAM!- Click To Enlarge

Example ( Farmville Rewards Rogue App Install Screen ) SCAM!- Click To Enlarge
Example ( Farmville Rewards Bogus Free FarmCash Claim ) – Click To Enlarge

Example ( Farmville Rewards Prompt To Invite 5 Friends ) – Click To Enlarge
Example ( Farmville Rewards The Invite Friends Recieve ) – Click To Enlarge

Example ( Farmville Rewards The Invite Friends Recieve ) – Click To Enlarge


Play Hard! Stay Safe! Don’t Fall Into The Free Lunch Trap!
Don’t Get Caught In The Trap. Learn how to spot fake.
Quick: Learn How To Spot A FarmVille Fake

Damage Control ( For those who have fallen victim. )
If you have fallen victim to any of these Bogus FarmVille Reward Scams, you need to clean up your facebook profile immediately. You can do this by simply removing the posts made to your wall. 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.
How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:

To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages/Photos From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message/Photo you want to remove. 
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.
To Remove The Fake FarmVille Item Messages From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall and locate the message you want to remove. 
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will offer you a menu. Select “Mark As Spam” from the menu and the message will be removed. If the message is not remove or reappears on your wall simple follow sets 1 & 2 again, but this time chose “Remove Post” to have the message permanently removed. 

There is a video for the removal process available here:

How to remove post, plus remove and block rogue applications.
FarmVille Rewards Application Block Link” 
( This link with STOP the bogus Spam Application from interacting with your facebook profile. )
Did You Fill Out The 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 worse. 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..
Other Resources
Facebook Spam – How To Spot And Avoid Survey Scams

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I have received a few reports of a new Facebook Credits Scam in circulation that involves copying & pasting Java code into your facebook profile. Please share this brief warning with your friends and please be sure to check this report again for further updates..
Facebook users may receive bogus Free Facebook Credit offers via their News Feed, Event Invites, Links in Chat and or inbox messages from their friends. These messages claim to offer information on obtaining 950 Facebook Credits free instantly. They contain one of 2 links which lead to an external web page that request facebook users copy “Java Script” code from the web page to their facebook page. Please see the example messages, links, Website and Java Code below. Be sure to AVOID THEM ALL and remember, There is No Such Thing As Totally Free Facebook Credits. Also be sure to Mark the messages as Spam if you see them posted or receive them.


—-Example Messages—
how to get 950 Credit’s right now… {Random Letters & Numbers}
how to get 950 Credit’s instantly… {Random Letters & Numbers}

—-Example Links—
http://hjk.com.retinet.info/?53fc7
http://5tg.com.facenet-com.info/?f95xl

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What To Avoid
Facebook Users: If you see messages like the ones depicted in the examples below, in your NEWS FEED, Inbox, Facebook Events List or Chat Window, do not click any of the links in them. These messages are Photo Tagging or “Tag-Jacking” Spam and will lead to Rogue Facebook Applications, Survey Scams, Phishing Scams or other malware. Please see the example pictures below.
Examples ( 15 Current Photo Tagging Scams ) – AVOID THEM













Why You Should Avoid It.
What Is Photo Tagging Spam Or “Tag-Jacking”
Photo Tagging Spam Or “Tag-Jacking” has become the latest method for scam artist to spread their scams or spam on the Facebook network. It basically exploits the fact that any friend or facebook application a friend installs within their facebook profile can Tag you in a Photo on facebook. There is currently no way to stop or block a friend or application a friend installs from tagging you in a photo on facebook and this makes it the perfect hole for scam artist to slip their spam on to your wall and news feed.
How it Works
Once a friend installs one of these “Tag-Jacking” Facebook Applications it simply places a photo on their wall, with a bogus story, plus links, and then proceeds to “Tag” each one of the installers friends in the photo. This Photo Tag then shows up as a notification to all of the people tagged in the photo and appears on their wall, their news feed and all of their friends news feeds. The Tagged Photos, Stories and Short links are designed to bait the intended victims, those tagged in the photo, in to falling for one of the many usual facebook scams like: Profile Spies, Fake Videos, Phishing and or downloading malware. If any of the installers friends take the bait and click on the links given in the photo, they will be directed to install a rogue application that will spread the same or similar “Tag-Jacking” spam to their friends..
Special Note:
Though you CAN NOT stop or block friends or the apps they install from tagging you in a photo on facebook, but there is a way to stop the “Tag-Jacking” spam from being seen by all of the people in your friends list. Facebook has 1 privacy setting which will allow you to hide all of the photos you are tagged in on facebook from certain people or all of your friends. Be aware, For this setting to work effectively you must set it to it’s most restrictive setting, which is “Only Me”. That means NO ONE will be able to see ANY photos you are tagged in on facebook but you. So that fancy Profile Banner you like to show off to all of your friends will become invisible to them. If you decide that for the time being you would like to shield your friends from any “Tag-Jacking” spam that hits you, please follow the instruction given below.

How To Set The “Photos and videos you’re tagged in” Setting To “Only Me”

  1. From your Facebook Home Page click the Account link and then Privacy Settings.
  2. Once you reach the “Choose Your Privacy Settings” page look under the heading “Sharing On Facebook” for the “Customize Settings” link and click it.
  3. On the “Customize Settings” page scroll down to the “Things Others Share” section and click the “Edit Settings” button to the right of the “Photos and videos you’re tagged in” heading.
  4. In the Dialog Box that opens click the Drop Down Menu next to the heading “Who can see photos and videos I’m tagged in” and select “Custom“.
  5. In the “Custom Privacy” dialog box that open, under the heading “Make This Visible To– These People” click the drop down box and select “Only Me“.
  6. Finally click the Save Button in the “Custom Privacy” dialog box to save the setting. You are done..
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 one of these “Tag-Jacking” Scams, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends News Feeds with the Rogue Applications viral/scam messages/photos. You must remove the messages/photo from your wall by deleting the post and remove the rogue app by uninstalling it from your facebook profile.
How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile:
To Remove The Rogue Applications Messages/Photos From Your Wall:
  1. Navigating to your profile wall, then locate the message/Photo you want to remove.
  2. Once you’ve located the message click on the little “X” at the top right corner of the message. 
  3. At that point Facebook will either open a dialog box which will ask you are sure you want to remove the post, or it will offer you a menu. If you get The Dialog Box simply click the “Remove Post” button in the dialog box to remove the message. If you get The Menu simply Select “Remove Post OR Remove Post and Revoke The Publishing Rights of {App Name}” from the menu and the message will be removed.
To Remove The Rogue Application From Your Facebook Profile:
  1. From your Facebook home page 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 rogue application you want to remove in the list and click the “Little X” to the right of it’s name. From there Simply follow the facebook prompts to remove the app.
How to Remove A Rogue Photo: ( You’ve Tagged Your Friends )
This will happen if you’ve installed a Rogue App which places a photo on your wall and then proceeds to tag your friends in that photo. You can remove the rogue Photo and the associated rogue app by following the directions given in the How to remove a Rogue Application and it’s Spam Messages from your profile section above.
How to Remove Your Name From a Tagged Photo: (You’ve Been Tagged)
  1. Navigating to the Photo with the Offending Tag in it. You will be able to find it by scrolling down your news feed or scrolling down your profile wall.
  2. Once you have found the Photo, simply click it. ( DO NOT click any of the links next to the Photo, Just Click the Photo. )
  3. When the photo loads, simply look right below the photo and you will see a list of people who have been tagged it.
  4. Find Your Name in the list, then click the “Remove Tag” link right next to Your Name. The tag will be removed..
There is a video for the removal process available here:
How to remove post, plus remove and block rogue applications.
Did You Fill Out The 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 worse. 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..

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