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Two New Facebook Scams: reference Mother went to jail and McDonalds

Hot on the heels of the Coca-Cola Facebook scam, there are two more spreading via Facebook status updates.

  1. Contains the message: “OMG!! Guys, you have to see this: This mother went to jail for taking this pic of her son,” with a link to a page that tricks you into sharing the story with your Facebook buddies. Once you’ve done that, the page will take you to a survey designed to take your personal info.
  2. Message says, “OMG!! McDonalds might soon shut down because of this, you have to see this,” followed by a link that roughly duplicates the process above.

Our advice:

  • NEVER 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’s likely a scam
  • Never give away your personal info.
  • If you’ve fallen for these types of scams, remove the message from your status, newsfeed, and your Likes and Interests in the “Edit my Profile” menu.

Adapted via mashable.com

  • 07/21/2010
  • IT