Facebook sues CPALead CTO for alleged survey spamming

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Fed up with the scams that spread virally across Facebook, pointing you to money-making surveys? I certainly am and so, it seems, is Facebook.

Facebook has announced this week that it has filed three lawsuits, aimed at stamping out those responsible for some of the scams that have spread rapidly over the social networking site this year.

The suits accuse two men, Steven Richter of Kings Park, New York, and Jason Swan of Las Vegas, and an affiliate marketing company, MaxBounty, of participating in the schemes which plagued users by promising them non-existent “Dislike” buttons or “Facebook Gold” accounts, but directing them to revenue-generating surveys instead.

In such scams, users are either urged or tricked into liking or sharing the links…

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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