My Facebook wall has been viewed X times – viral survey scam spreads rapidly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Do you want to know the total number of times that your Facebook wall has been viewed? Are you curious as to who may be stalking you on Facebook?

If so, you’re a prime candidate for scammers who are exploiting that desire to put money into their own pockets.

Here are the latest messages spreading virally between thousands of Facebook users who have fallen for the scam:

Different incarnations of the scam use slightly different wording, and dream up different numbers for the boys and girls who are said to have looked at your Facebook wall:

SHOCKING! My Facebook wall has been seen 1981 times.
Boy views: 1169.
Girl views: 812.
Check yours @: [LINK]

WOW! My Facebook wall has been seen 2306 times.
Boy views: 1568.
Girl views: 738.
Check yours @: [LINK]

SHOCKING! My Facebook wall has been viewed 1326 times.
Boy views: 610.
Girl views: 716.
Check yours @:…

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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