So you are on Facebook and you faced an embarrassing situation when this message along with a picture got posted on all your friends profile from your profile. Now you get more embarrassed when you can’t remove those posts. (Until and unless you do it one by one in your entire friend’s profile)
The are 2 new scams which is flooding right now :
- “[VIDEO] Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!” which has the message – “Lol Checkout this video it’s a very embracing moment for her” is reportedly spreading like wildfire on the social networking giant. The scam has the same thumbnail that was used for the Marika Fruscio Facebook scam, an Italian journalist who had a wardrobe malfunction on live TV during a soccer show called “Diretta Stadio” .You can notice a spelling mistake – “embracing” which the scammers actually meant to say – “embarrassing”.
- AWESOME video THIS IS WHAT HAPPENES WHEN YOU ARE DANCING very excited?– Boyfriend gets very excited and girlfriend gets tossed over I hate it happened to her.
Creating Facebook application has become so easy that scammers or hackers make many apps with intention to trick you and get your user account login id and password. The scam posts come with some links having different messages that redirects you to a stupid webpage. The webpage might show a message saying “Divx-Plugin missing” and might ask you to click somewhere to download that plugin or it might just take you to some website and ask you to click on some link to confirm your age.
So when you click on anything, it will post a “LIKEs THIS PAGE” on your wall. You cant see the hidden like button under your mouse cursor, where ever you drag the cursor on that link, the hidden LIKE button keeps moving with the cursor. This is called “LIKEJACKING” or “CLICKJACKING”.
The scammers earn money by either making you visit “SURVEY” sites by this method or by getting a MALWARE downloaded in your computer and stealing your personal information when you download DIV-X player kind of thing from these links.
If in case you have accidently installed the plugin, then scan your computer using a good anti-virus software and also remove the scam from your news feed by clicking on the “X” mark on the top-right corner of the post. Alternatively you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team.
Browser Add-ons to save your day:
- Download and install NoScript add-on for Firefox to prevent LIKEJACKING.
- Download and install NotScripts add-on for Google Chrome.
Note: These add-ons are sometimes irritating as they many stop you from opening many pages. So the best thing to do after being a victim of any Facebook scam is to remove all the latest Facebook apps that you have used. It is possible that any one of these app was a trick to get access to all your personal information. To remove an app Log in to Facebook > Click on the Drop Down Arrow beside Home on top right corner > Click on account settings > Click on Apps on the left side > Click on the X mark beside all the recent apps > Confirm Remove.
No matter which browser you use, your best defense is common sense always. It’s hard to resist temptation, but it’s only good for you. Never use any app on Facebook with reading the privacy settings of the app. [Article View] : 1939