Facebook scam: Guy that lives in my street killed his girlfriend today

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s hard enough for us to keep the Naked Security site up-to-date with the latest scams spreading virally on Facebook – no wonder Facebook Security finds it so hard to kill them off.

This one has been spreading for a couple of days, posing as a news story from one of your Facebook friends that someone who lives in their street has killed his girlfriend.

DAMN!!!! A guy that lives in my street killed his girlfriend today!! Take a look it’s in the news : [LINK]

Variants of the scam read:

A young man killed his girlfriend after he found this secret message in her inbox : [LINK]

or

SHOCKING : He killed his girlfriend after he found a message in her inbox

As regular readers of Naked Security will know by now, clicking on such links isn’t a good idea as they invariably lead to rogue Facebook applications. These trick you into “allow”ing them access to your Facebook profile, which…

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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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