Facebook’s 7th Birthday is of course this year (2011) but I doubt if they will be giving out free T-Shirts to every user. LOL! This is again one among the usual spams that aim to collect some personal information and make some money of the novice facebooker by luring him to complete Surveys which will earn money for the spammer. Another motive could be to lead you to an auto-download malware page which asks for user input and results in a malware to be downloaded to your computer and infects you.
How Does This Spam Look Like?
This spam posts an image on your profile when you are infected. The picture indicates a brand new T-Shirt which is just unboxed and a caption which reads “Awesome, Just redeemed my free FB’s 7th B’day celebration tee. ?” and a link to the page where the spammer is promoting his surveys.
Image Overview [CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE].
You might have noticed the link in the image, This link is shortened in order to prevent the facebooker from knowing where the link is leading him to. These type of shortened links are dangerous. Hence I recommend using LongURL Service to unshorten the short URL without clicking on it.
Here Is The Long URL of The Spam Link.
Notice the .info domain name of the spam page. This domain is available for a very cheap price and has become popular among spammers. Do you think Facebook will ever host a Free Giveaway on a .info domain? When they own such a popular .COM domain! Let me show you what happens when you click on the link in the spam post.
Link Leading To The Spam Page.
The above picture is the screenshot of the spam page where the link leads you to.
The page shows you the steps to be completed in order to get your free T-Shirt. The steps are such:
- You have to Like two Fanpages (Which are again spam pages).
- You have to enter your Email Address (You will be Email Spammed soon after you submit your email).
- You have to Complete a Survey (This makes the spammer money and you will be asked to download malware rich crap softwares,fill in your personal details etc.)
- You are again asked to give your address & phone number which will be again lead to many spam related problems.
After reading all this do you think you will get a FREE T-Shirt from Facebook? 😀
If by chance you happen to get infected by any of the spams, Read the following post on How To Secure Your Facebook Account.
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