Scam messages appearing to offer free Facebook credits are being seen on Facebook. Here’s an example:
Want Free Facebook credits go to <link>
Free Faceebook credits
Want free facebook credits?
(Note that they spell Facebook incorrectly in many of the examples as “Faceebook”)
Facebook Credits are the currency used on Facebook to buy virtual goods inside games and applications on the Facebook platform. Normally you purchase them with your credit card or PayPal, but clearly there are plenty of Facebook fanatics who would love to receive them for no charge.
So, it’s not a surprise that some users are clicking on the link offering free Facebook credits, and being taken to the following Facebook page.
As we’ve seen in the past, this Facebook page has been created with the intention of getting users into publicising the link to their other Facebook friends.
The page uses a clickjacking technique, whereby clicking on the…
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