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New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

 December 16, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Facebook Scam – “Lost all respect for Soulja boy after watching him beat up his girl”

 December 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook which claims to show a video of an American Rapper, DeAndre Cortez, better known by his stage name ‘Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em’, or simply ‘Soulja Boy’. Cortez is an American rapper, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and Internet personality. The scam spreads...

Phone Text Message Lottery Scam

 November 23, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It is seen that Advance-Fee Fraud i.e. a confidence trick to earn money is being used by scammers sending phone text (SMS) messages as a means of tricking new victims. These text messages claim that the recipient has won a substantial sum of money in an online lottery as shown...

Facebook Scam – Most embarrassing moment ever in beauty contest

 November 17, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook. The scam spreads by tempting a user to click a link that shows the message – “Most embarrassing moment ever in Beauty Contest”. The scam also has following description – “Poor girl makes the biggest mistake of her life on a...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

New Facebook “Your account has been blocked!” scam

 November 3, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Another Facebook spam pretending that the viewers account has been blocked is currently circulating on the Internet. The subject is: “Facebook Service# Your account has been blocked! Order/8236”. The email comes with an attachment called ‘New_Password_FB_1148.zip’. The zip file contains an executable file ‘New_Password.exe’, which tries to fool the victim...

Facebook Scam – Play Mario Kart Game

 November 3, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new Facebook Scam – “Play Mario Kart Game”, tries to deceive a viewer that anyone can play the Mario Kart game on Facebook. The scam says – “Play Mario Kart on Facebook with your Friends! Join the multiplayer mayhem NOW! Click here to play”. When a viewer clicks the...

Steve Jobs’ death – Facebook Scam

 October 10, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Facebook scammers are once again exploiting a celebrity’s death. Former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs’ death news is the target just like many before him. Only a few hours after his death a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Steve Jobs” is said to have gone up, with text claiming that 50 free...

Free Southwest Airlines tickets – Facebook Scam

 October 3, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

There is yet another scam spreading on Facebook today. This time users are being offered two free Southwest Airlines tickets. Needless to say, Southwest Airlines are not running any such promotion and users are simply being tricked into completing online surveys. Spammers are sending out the following message regarding how...

“This Girl Killed Herself After Dad Posted This on her Wall” – Facebook SCAM!

 September 26, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Recently we found this scam saying: “Tragic…this girl killed herself because of what her dad posted on her wall… how sad and wrong” It was posted via “My Best Stalkers” which seems to be some kind of facebook application. Furthermore, it uses a fake BBC video player to trick Facebook...