A scam spreading on Facebook touts a page called “What’s New on FarmVille?” that tries to coerce you into spamming all of your friends on the site and then completing a survey that would pay a commission to the scammer.
This spam scam won’t make you fall alseep with the promised video, but just might bore you to sleep with a typical hidden survey.
Watch out for today’s spam scam moving across Facebook news feeds, promising a video of something really scandalous but only delivering a time-wasting survey.
A Facebook status update claiming that Zynga is giving away farm cash worth $50 for free is simply not true.
This morning, a scam is promising 150 free Facebook Credits, and it turns out to be yet another attempt to score affiliate commissions by getting people to complete surveys.
In the latest installment of “Watch your most beloved/hated pop star do nasty things by clicking on this Facebook link!”, an alleged Miley Cyrus sex tape is circulating on Facebook, but the whole thing is (surprise!) a scam.
Users playing “Call of Duty: Black Ops” on Facebook have been reportedly getting spam messages of a nonexistent video of a guy killing his roommate.
Over the past few hours a massive like-jacking worm has been spreading on Facebook. Similar to previous attacks, this attack is using numerous applications on the Facebook Platform with different names in order to spread quickly while existing under the radar.
A group of developers have found a loophole in Facebook’s application Platform which enables them to automatically post messages to a user’s wall. This loophole doesn’t require any action by the user, it simply posts to the user’s wall the moment they load the application. Right now the messages being spread state “I thought this survey stuff was GARBAGE but i just went on a shopping spree at walmart thanks to FB”. This is a scam, do not click on any of the applications!
Businesses might still be warming up to the idea of social media marketing to sell goods and services, but hackers seem to understand the potential, going to the extent of propagating a current Facebook-based scam, purportedly for Whole Foods, to gain personal information and install viruses. The scam is in various forms — and even uses Whole Foods Market’ logo — suggesting that you can a $500 gift card.