Thursday, July 21, 2011

Say Geek - Facebook "This is what Happened to his Ex GirlFriend" Scam

Today I am noticing a lot of pop ups on my Facebook feed saying, "This is what Happened to his Ex GirlFriend", with what seems to be a video attached.  Below you can see a picture of what this looks like.

This is a scam!  Please be aware that you will not get to see an exciting video but rather, be taken to some kind of survey.  This is a ploy by rogue software creators to get you to drive money their way by clicking on links.  Not only will you not get the intended video, it will reproduce itself on your wall in hopes of enticing your friends.

Fortunately, if you have been hacked you can get this off your wall simply by positioning your mouse over the post, then notice an "X" in the top right corner of the post, then finally clicking the "X".  You will be given the choice to hide the post.  You can also report the post as spam.  Just be careful not to hit the "Hide all by 'friends name'" or you will block everything posted by that friend.  Below is a picture of the "X" I am referring to.
Pass this post along to all your friends and share.  Maybe we can stop this from happening to others.

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