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Facebook Scam – Profile and Photo Stalkers

The Facecrooks security site does an excellent job of identify evolving social network scams:

Wow I cant Believe I Got My PROFILE & PHOTOS Stalkers – Facebook Scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/wow-i-cant-believe-i-got-my-profile-photos-stalkers-facebook-scam.html

Scam Type:  Rogue Application, Survey Scam
Trending: March 2012

Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following Facebook application. Clicking “Allow” will give the permissions shown above to the scammer.  The application will be able to post to Facebook as you. This will allow them to spam their scam messages to all of your friends. Do you really want to let an unknown developer have this much access to your Facebook information? This particular application is called “Pr0file stalker”, but scams like this are known to use multiple Facebook apps.

Safety Tips: Anytime you install a third party Facebook application, you give the application developer access to your personal data. Always be very selective on the apps you install, and only install them from well-known, trusted sources.

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