New Facebook Scams - Warning
Right behind the Coca-Cola Facebook scam, which promised to reveal the “truth” about Coca-Cola, but in reality simply aimed to get a hold of your personal info, are two more spreading via facebook status updates.
The first one contains the message: “OMG!! McDonalds might soon shut down because of this, you have to see this,” followed by link to a page that tricks you into sharing the story with your facebook friends. Once you’ve done that, the page will take you to a survey designed to take your personal info.
The other scam is also spreading through Facebook status updates. This time the message says: ” OMG!! Guys, you have to see this: This mother went to jail for taking this pic of her son”, followed by a link that roughly duplicates the process above.
That is why it is good to NOT click on links like these.
If a Facebook page or any site insists that you share a piece of content or do a survey before reaching the promised destination, it is most likely a scam. Never give out your personal info.
Have you been hit with a scam like this?business
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