Blog

Facebook Scam

Facebook Scam – Man in wheelchair falls down

 September 19, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Once again Facebook scammers are trying to generate user curiosity by claiming to display a rare and shocking video – “Man in wheelchair falls down the elevator shaft”. Just like in previous Facebook scams, clicking on the link will take you to a genuine looking Facebook page which claims to...

Facebook Scam – NICKI MINAJ TAPE released

 September 14, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

A new Facebook Scam has been spreading around. This scam is related to the new Hip-Hop/R&B Superstar Nicki Minaj and has the words ‘sex tape’ in order to tempt many users. As per the scam – “Her boyfriend gave this tape to a BBC Reporter”. Once you click on it,...

Facebook Free T-shirt SPAM!

 September 13, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Spammers keep on using different techniques to hijack social networking accounts. “Free Complimentary FB T-shirt” is observed to be the latest Facebook spam. This spam posts an image on your profile when you are infected. This image is shown below: You might notice that the link in the image is...

Malware Attack Through Facebook

 August 19, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Many users have been receiving a spammy message via Facebook’s chat functionality which looks something like shown below: The messages spreading via chat are: – bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha – hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK] – omg you look so cute [LINK] If a user clicks on the...

“Italian Model” – Facebook Scam

 August 5, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new spam is spreading on Facebook very rapidly. This new Facebook scam is similar to an earlier one where Marika Fruscio apparently exposed on TV. Clicking on the link will take you to a fake YouTube webpage where you are tricked into sharing the link further with your online...

Spammers Targeting Twitter – “iTunes Gift Card spam”

 August 4, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We’ve already seen some iTunes gift card scams spreading via Facebook, but today the thing to look out for is an iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter. Some typical messages: As of now the Twitter accounts sending out these messages all have a profile picture of random women. It seems...

The “Facebook Killer” – Facebook Scam

 August 2, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Most people think that the social networking giant, Facebook, is a place to share photos and connect with people. Unfortunately, the network is also used to spread fake/scam messages that play with users’ belief, compelling them to click on such scam messages. A new scam has spread quickly across Facebook...

Dad Drops His Daughter to Try to Catch a Baseball – Facebook Scam

 July 26, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The video of a dad dropping his daughter while trying to catch a baseball at an LA Dodgers Vs. Florida Marlins game made for a widely viewed video. Such videos often get popular on YouTube. Spammers have targeted the popularity of this video and have begun to spread spam on...