Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Scam: 'See who viewed your Facebook profile'!

Many of us are quite curious to know who viewed our Facebook profile. However, unfortunately scammers too are aware of this, and use the lure of such functionality as a way to trick users.

And, one such scam is again prowling on Facebook having claimed thousands of victims. The rogue application is spreading virally among Facebook users pretending to offer them a way of seeing who has viewed their profile.

According to security firm Sophos, "Messages spreading rapidly across the Facebook social network right now say: OMG OMG OMG... I can't believe this actually works! Now you really can see who viewed your profile!"

In fact, so far there is no application or way to find out who viewed your facebook profile. This means all those applications that promise you to show who has viewed your Facebook profile pages are actually scams.

Sophos warns that scams like these are used to earn commission for the mischief makers behind them, who have no qualms about using your Facebook profile to spread their spammy links even further.

However, in case, you've already fallen to the scam like this, remove references to it from your newsfeed, and revoke the right of rogue applications to access your profile via Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and Websites.


poohsweet said...

totally true

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