Thursday, April 19, 2012 0 comments
Facebook, a billion dollars company has been trying to protect its users. Every time Facebook takes some protection step, a new scam arrives. But Users are more responsible than Facebook in the success of scammers. They always fall in the false claims and offers of scammer such as Timeline removal, pink facebook and so on.
This time a new scam arrives on Facebook which offers to turn Facebook Green.
This scam posted a message on users timeline and claims, users can switch Facebook Profiles to green by clicking a link to an event.
"For a limited amount of time, Facebook will allow you to change your profile color from BLUE to GREEN :) It Looks so cools and it’s something that you MUST try!!! Follow the instructions bellow to switch your color now!" message on the scam post reads.
While clicking on the link, users will be redirected to the event page which instructs users to share the event and post a message on the event wall.
It also instruct users to click on a link to go to the app and allow app to install into users' Facebook profile.
After clicking on Go to app, it will show a demo page of green Facebook. It alsp ask users to click on links according to their country.
While clicking on country specific link, it will show a popup offring a prize. After clicking on "OK" buttom, it will take users to a survey before receiving their green Facebook profile. Some of the "survey" pages ask users to provide personal information including name, address and contact details, ostensibly to allow them to go in the draw for a prize. Others invite them to download dubious toolbars, games or software.
People behind this scam will earn commision for each survey a user completes.
Users are advised not to click on any this type of links or scams.