After a short break, Facebook spammers are back :/ This time too, They have started the viral facebook spam in an attempt to either make some bucks or infect people.
This spam is unlike the previous one which resides in a facebook application, Facebook apps have now become strict with Phone Verified Accounts needed for developers to make applications. Hence this spam is a link to direct website whose Description and Title looks like the one below –
Title – This Girl killed Herself After her dad Posted this on her wall!
Description – OMG! You have to See this Unbelievable story! Girl Killed Herself After DAD Posted This on her Wall!
The Spam Post on Your Wall Looks like This:
What Happens When You Click The Facebook Spam?
Since the link is a direct hyperlink to a website, It will redirect you to a website which will tempt you to click on the recommend on facebook button, The site will ask you to share the webpage on your facebook account to proceed to watch the picture/video. This act of yours will make the spam viral since your other friends will be curious and click on the link to see the picture/video.
The Webpage looks like this –
After you recommend the site, You will be prompted to complete a survey to proceed (even though the homepage states complete one step to watch the pic/video). Once you complete the survey….nothing! You earned the spammer some money and gave him/her your personal details! 🙂 Happy about it?? Then stay away from these spams and avoid spreading them.
The webpage after you like the homepage looks like this (The survey page) –
What Will Happen If I Mistakenly Click the Recommend button?
- You will be spamming your friends.
- Excessive spamming might lead to our facebook account being suspended.
- The fake webpages might be infected with malwares.
- If the page asks you for login credentials, Then it is a Phishing Page and will steal your username password.
If you mistakenly clicked the link, Then don’t worry just don’t share the page by clicking the Recommend button. After you close the page, Logout of all your accounts (FB,Gmail etc) and download and use CCleaner to clear any tracking cookies left by the webpage. Also run a Virus Scan.
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Share this post on your facebook and twitter account and alert your friends of the facebook spam.