Free 4000 Xbox Live Points survey scam spreads on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The delegates of the Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver may be having a restful weekend after the closing address on Friday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean their cybercriminal counterparts have also been taking it easy.

Take for example, this survey scam which is spreading rapidly across Facebook – posing as 4000 free points for the Xbox 360 games system.

Free 4000 Xbox Live Points
Limited time promotion, get yours now!

You should remember, of course, that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

In this case, if you click on the link you are taken to a webpage hosted on blogpost.com which asks you to follow some “easy steps” to get your 4000 Xbox Live Points.

Firstly, they ask you to “Like” their page. Then they insist that you share an advert with your online Facebook friends about the free Xbox Live Points they claim they are handing out.

Worryingly, many people seem only too keen to do this…

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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