Daughter meets father on Chat Roulette Facebook scam – explained in diagram form

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

With the help of my trusty pink crayon, I’m going to explain how the “OMG! Looks What Happens When DAUGHTER and FATHER Meet on CHAT ROULETTE!!” scam works.

First, you see a message looking something like the following on Facebook, posted by one of your friends:

OMG! Looks What Happens When DAUGHTER and FATHER Meet on CHAT ROULETTE!!
OMG How Embarrassing For Father And Daughter
This Is Disgusting i Bet you Did Not Expect This!
You will not believe this! This Is Just Sick

Tempted to click? Well, if you are a regular reader of the Naked Security blog you should know the score by now. But just in case you don’t, here it is illustrated with handy arrows..

You are tricked into giving permission for a rogue third party application to access your profile. That means they can post messages to your wall, peruse your personal information and so forth.

They might show you an image of an alleged father and daughter meeting on…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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