Saturday, January 22, 2011

Don’t Click On ‘My Total Facebook Views’

WARNING: Don’t Click On ‘My Total Facebook Views’

Posted by Jackie Cohen on January 20th, 2011 12:31 PM
The latest scam spreading across the social network promises to show you how many people have looked at your profile, but only leads to the typical survey scam.

Posts touting this scam are going up very quickly right now, and the application doing the posting goes by several different names, each with its own page on Facebook; multiple sources obviously complicates efforts to stop the scheme, while also accelerating the spread of the campaign.

The number of views listed in these postings appear inflated, stoking the vanity of the individual who clicked through to the application. Don’t succumb to this temptation, as the survey is just another big waste of time that, if you complete it, earns a commission for the spammer and gives you nothing in return. Plus, the whole exercise exposes your profile to malware and shares your personal information with an entity that will send you more spam in the near future.

Have you seen any postings related to this scam on Facebook?

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