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