Girl killed herself on Halloween scam spreads quickly on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Scammers have put a new spin on an old Facebook scam, claiming that a girl killed herself on Halloween after her father posted a message on her wall.

Facebook users are sharing messages with their friends, claiming to link to the salacious content.

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This is unbelievable.. shocking..

The messages are currently spreading very quickly on Facebook, as – at the moment at least – Facebook’s built-in security systems are not blocking them.

We’ve seen similar scams in the past, of course, including some which claimed that the girl killed herself on Christmas Eve rather than at Halloween.

Of course, the story is purely designed to lure you into clicking on the link. So what do you see…

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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