"OMG..YOU WILL CRY TODAY AFTRE WATCHING THIS HORRIBLE THING HAPPEND IN CALIFORNIA...! + [ Link ]"
Facebook users should be aware that, OMG!!!!! THIS IS A SCAM!! A SCAM THAT PROMISES TO SHOW YOU A VIDEO AND DOESN'T!!!
If you see a post like this, made by one of your friends on facebook, don't click the link. See example.
If you make the mistake of clicking the link, it will take you here. See example.
Clicking continue at the above screen will bring you to this application Request For Permission" screen. See example.
If you allow this "unknown Fox News" application the requested permissions, it will automatically do this to your wall. See example.
While it's doing that to your wall, you will be directed to the following page and prompted to click "Continue". See example.
Clicking "Continue" on the above page will send you to yet another page, were you will be asked to click another button...See example
And finally shown the below. See example
Ooops! That doesn't look like a video to me. It looks like another affiliate SCAM!!!
Damage Control (For those that may have fell victim)
Facebook Clean Up
You need to be aware that if you have installed any rogue apps into your facebook profile or clicked any clickjacked or likejacked links within facebook, you may be currently spamming your wall and or your friends news feeds with the apps or links viral/scam messages. If this has occurred you must remove the messages from your wall by deleting the post and or remove the rogue app by uninstalling it from your facebook profile.
How to remove an Application from your profile:
If you have made the mistake of following thru with the install of a rogue application, Please do the following:
- Navigate to your Privacy settings- (Click Account, then "Privacy Settings").
- Then under the heading "Applications, Games, and Websites" click "Edit Settings".
- To the right of the heading "Applications You Use" Click the "Edit Settings" button.
- Finally find the application name in your list and click the "Little X" to the right of that name. Follow the facebook prompt to remove the app.
What to do if you've downloaded Software to your Computer
If you have followed one of the links on facebook to an external website or downloaded a piece of software you are unsure of and believe you may have gotten a virus infection, I suggest you immediately uninstall any software you may have installed, then run a virus check on your system. If you don't have a Virus Scanner on your system, here is a list of FREE ONLINE VIRUS SCANNERS. ( I suggest you check your system with at least 2 of these ):
Online Virus Scanners:
The sites below will run a virus scan on your computer.
Symantec Security Check
Trend Micro's HouseCall
Onecare Safety Scanner
Kaspersky Online Scanner
ActiveScan 2.0 - PANDA SECURITY
BitDefender Online Scanner
CA Online Threat Scanner