Facebook SCAM ALERT – Turn Your Facebook Profile Pink.


<< SCAM ALERT – Turn Your Profile Pink >>
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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
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