It sometimes feels like the number of scams spreading across Facebook is never ending. Here is the latest one that was brought to my attention by members of Sophos’s Facebook page:
Boy reaction after his Ex girlfriend posted on his wall
lol What true pain both are having at this moment.
It’s another survey scam, of course, which earns commission for the folks who created the webpages and kicked off the campaign in the first place.
If you do make the mistake of clicking on the link you will be taken to a webpage which appears to contain a YouTube video and some rather sleazy advertising.
Watch out, though, if you try to play the video as this is a clickjacking scam which attempts to silently say you “Like” the page when you click with your mouse.
Users who have installed a browser add-on such a NoScript for Firefox will see a message warning them of the peril of being clickjacked.
If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page – and warn your friends not to click on the offending links. Clearly there’s much more work which needs to be done by Facebook to prevent these sorts of messages spreading so rapidly.
If you use Facebook and want to learn more about spam, malware, scams and other threats, you should join the Sophos Facebook page where we have a thriving community of over 90,000 people.Follow @gcluley