Free Facebook Credits

If you’re a fan of playing games on Facebook, then you might have been tempted by recent wall posts promising 150 free Fb credits. Facebook credits are currency that Fb members can use to purchase virtual objects online. To those who do not play Facebook games, this might sound kind of silly. It is, after all, virtual money used to buy virtual products. Those who love playing Fb games, however, are serious  about spending real money on credits. In fact, retailers like Target and Wal-mart sell Facebook credit gift cards.

Given the popularity of Facebook games, you can understand the appeal of free credits.

Unfortunately, very few things in virtual life are free. This is no exception. When you follow the link, it asks permission to access your Facebook profile. This gives the app owners information such as who your friends are and what your email address is. It also lets the application post messages on your wall, which is how  this scam has spread so quickly.

If you allow the app access, then you are taken to a survey page. No, you never actually get the free 150 credits.

This situation confuses some people because the link looks like it takes them to the Facebook app store. Certainly Facebook wouldn’t allow someone to run such a scam, so they assume that the offer is legitimate. The problem is that this application sends you away from the Facebook network, where Fb has no control over content.

Don’t fall victim to this scam. If you do, then you’ll get a large amount of spam sent to your Facebook wall and your email address.

 

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~ by facebookhoaxes on December 15, 2010.

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