OMG! Kid expelled from his school? No, it’s a viral Facebook survey scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yet another survey scam is spreading virally across Facebook, earning revenue for the con artists behind it.

You may well be one of the thousands of people who have seen messages like this posted by one of your Facebook friends.

OMG! Look What this Kid did to his School after being Expelled!
After this 11 year old child was expelled from his school he went beserk

If so, please resist the urge to click on it – and instead warn your Facebook friend that they have fallen foul of a scammer.

If you do make the mistake of clicking on the link you will be taken to a third party website which does its best to pretend to be a legitimate Facebook page.

Like many other scams we see on Facebook, the webpage encourages you to “Like” it and share the news with your the rest of your Facebook social circle. In this way, the scammers are tricking you into helping them spread their message virally across the network.

Once you’ve shared…

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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