A new scam is spreading rapidly across Facebook, using rogue applications to post spam messages onto users’ profiles claiming to be a way of discovering the total number of times your Facebook profile has been viewed.
The following YouTube video explains more:
Tens of thousands of users have been tricked into clicking on the messages.
My total facebook views are: XXXX
Find out your total profile views [LINK]
The number of “views” shown each time changes, and there are a number of different links being used, but all of them point to rogue applications which trick you into allowing them to access your Facebook page and profile:
And as soon as you click on “allow”, the scammers have you by the short-and-curlies. Behind the scenes, they are already posting messages which can be seen by your…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.