Facebook SCAM – Watch Out For Free Gift And Gift Card Offers On Facebook.


<< SCAM ALERT – Free Gift And Gift Card Scams >>

Facebook users should avoid all of the free gift and gift card offers shown in the examples below. If you get drawn in by these bogus offers you will end up being led to websites that trick you into *Sharing* spam, *Liking* random fan pages and finally you will be told you need to complete surveys/offers to receive your imaginary free gift or gift card. The fake surveys or offers net scammers 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed and they have no problem tricking you to get that payout. You may also be asked to install malicious browser plugins that will use your browser to compromise your facebook account, and caused it to repeatedly spam the people in your friends list. Please see the examples below and read the extended information provided below them..
Remember: You should approach ALL free gift card offers on Facebook with CAUTION. If you can’t find the particular offer on the Retailers main website or Facebook fan page you should AVOID the offer.
  
Example Free Gift And Gift Card Scams

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Extended Information:

The Facebook messages you’ve just seen above are not part of any legitimate offer on Facebook. If you were to click any the links in any of those messages on Facebook you will be led to website that show you screens similar to the examples below.

Example 1 – Fake Offer

Example 2 – Survey Scam
The above screens are not part of facebook or part of any verification process. The real reason why the victim must complete this step is so that the scam artist can spread more spam and get paid. The scam artist can net a $1 or more for each completed survey or a commission for each downloaded product. The surveys themselves are simply designed in many cases to glean email addresses or as much personal information about the victim as possible. Providing these types of surveys this extra information will open the victim up to spam or even Identity Theft. In many cases the products offer for download will infect the victims computer with Ad-ware, Spyware or a Trojan Horse virus.

Facebook Profile Clean Up

If you have fallen for any of the scams shown above, you may need to remove any Facebook Applications or browser plugins you may have installed as a result of these scam. You will also need to delete any spam wall messages you have posted due to these scams 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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Facebook LIKEJACK ALERT – Megan Fox Leaks Dirty Tape.


<< SCAM ALERT – Megan Fox Leaks Dirty Tape. >>
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Scam Message:
Megan Fox Leaks Dirty Tape! She said she’d never make one, but we’ve got footage of this star getting wild![Link] 

Scam Type:
Fake Video, LikeJacking or Recommendation-Jack, Survey Scam

What Makes It A Scam:

Victims are tricked into clicking a link which they think will take them to some shocking video or celebrity Sex-tape. When the victim reaches the external website and tries to play the video by clicking the play button, their click is hijacked and produces a “like” or “Recommendation” in their name, for all of their friends to see on Facebook, in their news feed or ticker. While the aforementioned has taken place, the victim is quickly re-directed to another fake video site that tells them they need to do a survey or offer to see the video. Normally there is no video on the site, but if there is, it is usually a video which can be found on YouTube without doing bogus surveys.

What Happens If I Believe The Scam:

If you click the link in scam message shown in this report you will be taken to the Fake Video site show in the examples below. Once you try to play the video by clicking the play button, your click is invisibly hijacked. Your friends on Facebook are shown that you have “liked” or “Recommend” the Megan Fox video while you are quickly re-directed to another fake video site that tells you to do a survey or offer to see the video. There is no video on the website. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed and you’ve just unknowingly helped the scam artist spread his ruse to your friends. Please see the examples below and the extended information below that.

Example Scam Message

Example Fake Video

  Example What Really Happens When You Click

Example Survey Scam



Example Bogus Survey

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.

I Fell For It – How Do I Clean Up The Mess:

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

How do I hide a story on my timeline?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=261211860580476#How-do-I-hide-a-story-on-my-timeline?

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

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..

Have You Been Like-Jacked Lately? What It Means and How To Avoid it.

 
~Mr. Black Knight

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What Does Your Name Look Like In Chinese Writing.


<< SCAM ALERT – What your Name looks like in Chinese >>
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Scam Message:

What does your Name look like in Chinese writing? Find out Here –>[Link] 

Scam Type:
Novelty Entertainment Bait, Rogue Application, Survey Scam, Profile Information Theft

What Makes It A Scam:

Facebook users are tricked into installing a Rogue Application that is disguised as novelty enjoyment. The Rogue application then abuses the permission given to it by posting to the users wall without their knowledge. While the application is doing that the user is re-directed to fake content areas and told they must complete Surveys as a Security or Identity Check.
What Happens If I Believe The Scam:
If you fall for the ploy and click the link given in the scam message on Facebook, you will be tricked into giving a Rogue Facebook Application permission to post to your wall without your knowledge. While it’s doing that, it also takes some time to accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard


Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log

While the application is accessing and possibly storing all that information from your profile and re-posting the same or similar novelty bait message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to another Facebook page and told you must complete a survey or offer to pass into the “Hidden Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. There is no hidden content. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1

Example Application Install Screen #1
 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

How Could I have Known It Was A Scam:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself 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..

I Fell For It – How Do I Clean Up The Mess:

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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What Is The Most Sexy Thing About You.


<< SCAM ALERT – What’s The Sexiest Thing About You >>
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Scam Message:
What is the most sexy thing about you? Dont be shy…Find out yours here…like I found out——–> ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [Link] 

Scam Type:
Novelty Entertainment Bait, Rogue Application, Survey Scam, Profile Information Theft

What Makes It A Scam:

Facebook users are tricked into installing a novelty application for fun. The Application abuses the permission given to it by posting to the users wall without their knowledge. While the application is doing that the user is re-directed to fake content areas and told they must complete Surveys as a Security or Identity Check.
What Happens If I Believe The Scam:
If you fall for the ploy and click the link given in the scam message on Facebook, you will be tricked into giving a Rogue Facebook Application permission to post to your wall without your knowledge. While it’s doing that, it also takes some time to accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard


Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log

While the application is accessing and possibly storing all that information from your profile and re-posting the same or similar novelty bait message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to another Facebook page and told you must complete a survey or offer to pass into the “Hidden Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. There is no hidden content. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1
Example Application Install Screen #1
 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

How Could I have Known It Was A Scam:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself 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..

I Fell For It – How Do I Clean Up The Mess:

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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What Sexy Superpower Can You Get In The future..


<< SCAM ALERT – What sexy superpower Can you get >>
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Scam Message:
wow nice app… must try… What sexy superpower Can you get in future? Dont be shy!!!….Find out here ——–> ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ [Link] 

Scam Type:
Novelty Entertainment Bait, Rogue Application, Survey Scam, Profile Information Theft

What Makes It A Scam:

Facebook users are tricked into installing a novelty application for fun. The Application abuses the permission given to it by posting to the users wall without their knowledge. While the application is doing that the user is re-directed to fake content areas and told they must complete Surveys as a Security or Identity Check.
What Happens If I Believe The Scam:
If you fall for the ploy and click the link given in the scam message on Facebook, you will be tricked into giving a Rogue Facebook Application permission to post to your wall without your knowledge. While it’s doing that, it also takes some time to accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard


Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log

While the application is accessing and possibly storing all that information from your profile and re-posting the same or similar novelty bait message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to another Facebook page and told you must complete a survey or offer to pass into the “Hidden Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. There is no hidden content. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1
Example Application Install Screen #1
 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

How Could I have Known It Was A Scam:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself 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..

I Fell For It – How Do I Clean Up The Mess:

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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – Switch Your Facebook To 5 Different Colors.


<< SCAM ALERT – Your Facebook In 5 Different Colors >>
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Scam Message:
RED FACEBOOK IS HERE FOR VALENTINES DAY!!
BYE BLUE FACEBOOK!!
Switch Your Facebook to different colours and Themes
@ [Link]

Scam Type:
Fake Theme, Rogue Application, Survey Scam

What Makes It A Scam:

There are no Facebook Applications available that can change the Layout or Color of your Facebook profile and Facebook does not offer any ways of doing it either. << Click The Link To See For Yourself..
What Happens If I Believe The Scam:
If you fall for the ploy and click the link given in the scam message on Facebook, you will be tricked into giving a Rogue Facebook Application permission to post to your wall without your knowledge. While it’s doing that, it also takes some time to accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard

Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log


While the application is accessing and possibly storing all that information from your profile and re-posting the same or similar scam message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to another Facebook page and told you must complete a survey or offer to pass into the “Private Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. There are no themes or colors to get. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1

Example Drop Screen

Example Application Install Screen #1
 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

How Could I have Known It Was A Scam:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

What Can I Do To Protect Myself 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..

I Fell For It – How Do I Clean Up The Mess:

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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Turn Your Facebook Profile Pink.


<< SCAM ALERT – Turn Your Profile Pink >>
**Share This Alert With Friends**

Facebook users should watch out for post that offer them a way to turn their Facebook profile from blue to PINK. This well crafted scam tries to dupe users into believing Facebook is offering the theme as a part of some limited time offer. If a user takes the bait they will be transferred to an external website that tricks them into sharing a similar message to what they clicked on, to their friends. They are then told they need to leave a comment on the page, so that the page can re-direct them to a “Download” page. Once they comment, they are taken to a Survey page and told they must complete the survey as a “Identity Check“. The fake surveys or offers net Scam Artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. There are no PINK Profile Themes offered by Facebook. You should avoid this type of scam because in many cases you will end up being tricked into installing Malware on your PC. You should also avoid any Facebook “Events” that offer a way to turn you profile pink, they are scams as well. Please see the included examples.

Example Scam Message 1

Example Scam Message 2 – Event


Example Scam Website

Example Facebook Event
Example Survey Scam

Facebook Profile Clean Up

If you have fallen for the scam shown above, you may 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

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What You Were In Your Past Life.


<< SCAM ALERT – What You Were In A Past Life >>
**Share & Like To Spread This Warning**

Special Note:
This one is part of a new breed of STEALTH SCAMS, which start out pretty innocuously, and later, once it’s popular, starts acting maliciously. Early users may not find anything wrong.

Facebook users should be on the lookout for a post that claims it will tell you “What You Were In Your Past Life“. (Examples Below.) If you get drawn in by the message you will end up being led to a Facebook Fan page that forces you to like it then immediately re-directs you to a Facebook Application Install Screen. Once you install the app you are then forced complete a Fake survey to get the results. The Facebook Application creates a message that displays nothing more then a picture with your name on it and a random phrase, sentence or word in this case. Though it may appear that the application is simply created to provide Facebook users with novelty entertainment, there is a much more sinister objective behind it. The Application uses the permissions you granted it to post to your wall without your knowledge and while it’s doing that, it also accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard


Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log


While the application is accessing all that information from your profile and posting the novelty message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to an external website and told you must complete a survey to pass in to the “Premium Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net scammers 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1

Example Application Install Screen #1


 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

<< GENERAL ALERT >> ( Extended Information )

Be advised; Currently there appears to be high level of Rogue Application related spam on Facebook. These particular scams may engage users as legitimate applications at first, however once they become popular they appear to switch to spreading spam and survey scams.
It is advised that you use extreme caution before installing NOVELTY Applications or Quizzes.

Examples Of  Novelty Applications or Quizzes would be:

  • Applications that claim to show you how you will die.
  • Applications that claim to show you the popular song when you were born.
  • Applications that claim to show you what type of dog, animal or mythical creature you are.
  • Applications that claim to show you Celebrities that were born on your birthday.
  • Applications that claim to predict your future and so on..
The Quizzes themselves may also ask you rather personal questions like: How big is your house, Your Income level, Where do you live, Your Birth-date, Your family size and other information that could be used to commit Identity Fraud.
Signs That An Application Maybe Rogue:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

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, 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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What Does Your Name Say About You.


<< SCAM ALERT – What Your Name Says? >>
**Share & Like To Spread This Warning**

Special Note:
This one is part of a new breed of STEALTH SCAMS, which start out pretty innocuously, and later, once it’s popular, starts acting maliciously. Early users may not find anything wrong.

Facebook users should be on the lookout for a post that claims it will tell you “What Your Name Says About You“. (Examples Below.) If you get drawn in by the message you will end up being led to a Facebook Fan page that immediately re-directs you to a Facebook Application Install Screen. Once you install the app you are then forced complete a Fake survey to get the results. The Facebook Application creates a message that displays nothing more then a picture with your name on it and a random phrase or sentence. Though it may appear that the application is simply created to provide Facebook users with novelty entertainment, there is a much more sinister objective behind it. The Application uses the permissions you granted it to post to your wall without your knowledge and while it’s doing that, it also accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard


Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log


While the application is accessing all that information from your profile and posting the novelty message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to an external website and told you must complete a survey to pass in to the “Premium Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net scammers 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1

Example Application Install Screen #1

 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

<< GENERAL ALERT >> ( Extended Information )

Be advised; Currently there appears to be high level of Rogue Application related spam on Facebook. These particular scams may engage users as legitimate applications at first, however once they become popular they appear to switch to spreading spam and survey scams.
It is advised that you use extreme caution before installing NOVELTY Applications or Quizzes.

Examples Of  Novelty Applications or Quizzes would be:

  • Applications that claim to show you how you will die.
  • Applications that claim to show you the popular song when you were born.
  • Applications that claim to show you what type of dog, animal or mythical creature you are.
  • Applications that claim to show you Celebrities that were born on your birthday.
  • Applications that claim to predict your future and so on..
The Quizzes themselves may also ask you rather personal questions like: How big is your house, Your Income level, Where do you live, Your Birth-date, Your family size and other information that could be used to commit Identity Fraud.
Signs That An Application Maybe Rogue:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

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, 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

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..

 
~MBK

Facebook SCAM ALERT – Rogue Application – What Are You Addicted To.


<< SCAM ALERT – What are you addicted to? >>
**Share & Like To Spread This Warning**


Special Note:
This one is part of a new breed of STEALTH SCAMS, which start out pretty innocuously, and later, once it’s popular, starts acting maliciously. Early users may not find anything wrong.

Facebook users should be on the lookout for a post that claims it will tell you “What You Are Addicted To“. (Examples Below.) If you get drawn in by the message you will end up being led to a Facebook Fan page that forces to like it and then immediately re-directs you to a Facebook Application Install Screen. Once you install the app you are then forced complete a Fake survey to get the results. The Facebook Application creates a message that displays nothing more then a picture with your name on it and a random phrase or sentence. Though it may appear that the application is simply created to provide Facebook users with novelty entertainment, there is a much more sinister objective behind it. The Application uses the permissions you granted it to post to your wall without your knowledge and while it’s doing that, it also accesses quite a bit of your Facebook profile information.

The Application Accesses This Information From your Facebook Profile:
Your Basic information which includes: Name, Profile Picture, Gender, Networks, User ID, List of Friends, and any other information you’ve made public

They Application also access a few sets of Non-Basic information which includes: About Me, Birthday, Education History, Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books and Quotes.

Here are screen-caps of the application installed and the profile data it accessed..

Screenshot #1 – Applications Dashboard

Screenshot #2 – Data Access Log

While the application is accessing all that information from your profile and posting the novelty message to your friends, behind your back, you are led to an external website and told you must complete a survey to pass in to the “Premium Content Area“. The fake surveys or offers net scammers 1 to 3 dollars per survey completed. The process is a fraud. Please see the examples included below and please read the extended info included below the examples.

Example Scam Message Type 1

Example Application Install Screen #1

 The Survey Scam

Example Bogus Survey

<< GENERAL ALERT >> ( Extended Information )

Be advised; Currently there appears to be high level of Rogue Application related spam on Facebook. These particular scams may engage users as legitimate applications at first, however once they become popular they appear to switch to spreading spam and survey scams.
It is advised that you use extreme caution before installing NOVELTY Applications or Quizzes.

Examples Of  Novelty Applications or Quizzes would be:

  • Applications that claim to show you how you will die.
  • Applications that claim to show you the popular song when you were born.
  • Applications that claim to show you what type of dog, animal or mythical creature you are.
  • Applications that claim to show you Celebrities that were born on your birthday.
  • Applications that claim to predict your future and so on..
The Quizzes themselves may also ask you rather personal questions like: How big is your house, Your Income level, Where do you live, Your Birth-date, Your family size and other information that could be used to commit Identity Fraud.
Signs That An Application Maybe Rogue:
These types of Facebook applications all have two things in common. Many of them have no drop screens or informational preview, (Meaning: They offer you little to no information about the app you are about to install and no Privacy Policy or company contact info. They simply rush you through the install process.) They also all request the “Post To Facebook As Me” permission up front, on the “Application Request For Permission” Screen. This permission allows the application to post to your Facebook profile at any time, without you implicitly telling it to do so. (Meaning: It’s the Scammers Delight) -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 friends have used it.

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, 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

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..

 
~MBK

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