Suicide scam

This is a scam message that I haven’t actually seen, which is a good sign. It means Facebook’s security team is doing its job by stopping nonsense like this as soon as it’s detected.

If you come across a page asking you to click a link or fan a page to view a picture (usually with a title like “Photographer Commits Suicide After Taking This Picture”), please avoid it and report it to Facebook. These types of pages seem to have become more active over the past several days.

The “SEE THE PHOTO HERE” link executes a script that serves some unknown purpose (possibly to spam or install a rogue app)

Remember that any time you navigate away from Facebook you are putting yourself and your computer at risk. Even if the link seems benign, it can lead you into all kinds of trouble, including clickjacked sites and pages that will infect your computer with worms.


~ by facebookhoaxes on May 21, 2010.

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