‘I will never text again after seeing this’ Facebook survey scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Last month I blogged about a rogue Facebook application that had tricked hundreds of thousands of users into giving it access to their profiles, and spreading a message saying they were “never texting again”.

Today I stumbled across a Facebook page called “I May NEVER TÊXT AGAIN After Reading THI$!!” (“I May Never Text Again After Reading This!!”) which uses a similar message to encourage users into “liking” it, and sharing a similar message to all of their Facebook friends.

Here’s a YouTube video where I demonstrate what happens:

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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