"OMG! This Idiot guy accidentally Fires His Mom With AK47! You must see this:" http://apps.facebook.com/akvideoz/
This scam purports to show some guy "frying" his mom with an AK-47. Sadly to say what's at the end of this rainbow is nothing more than an average Facebook scam.
Do not be surprised if you see one of your friends post a message similar to the one below. See example
Clicking on the link within this message will transfer you to the application drop you see below. See example
Application Drop Page
At this point you should stop, because as we have seen in the past, when you're brought to a page such as this and not presented with the supposed video or information that the previous post said you would be, you're going to have to jump through some nasty little hoops. If you make the mistake of clicking anywhere within this page you will be taking to an application request for permission page like the one below. See example
Request for Permission Page
As we can see on the above request for permission prompt, your being asked to give an application name AK47video access to quite a bit of your profile. The permissions include: The ability to send you an e-mail, to post to your wall, to access your data at any time, which basically means even when you're not logged in to Facebook, and you're asked to allow the application to manage your page. Now for folks that don't know what manage my pages means, it basically means that this application will be able to post to any facebook fan page you admin. This application requests all of these permissions because it plans to use them in the next step of the process. It's going to post it's spamming messages to your personal wall so your friends can see it and then it's going to post to any pages you admin. See example
Example Spam Post
While the application is busy making post to your wall without your knowledge, you are transferred to the next page, where you are prompted to click to see the video. See example
Fake Video Page
If you have jumped through all the hoops up to this point, I guess you're going to go further by clicking on the video. Once you've clicked on the "watch the full video" button on this page, you will be redirected to a site called toxic junction, where you will be prompted to make a vote on whether legalizing firearms will make society safer. You will also be shown video of some idiot appearing to play with an AK-47 in his room and accidentally firing it. No he doesn't fry his mother.
It's a scam, Don't fall for.
Scam App Info:
Block Application Link
Facebook Clean Up
You need to be aware that if you have installed any bad 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