Over the weekend I saw a large number of Facebook users were searching my blog for information about a Facebook scam that disguises itself as a status update saying the user will “never text again”. A couple of times in the last few months we’ve seen this is a successful method for encouraging hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting Facebook users to click on a link.
Well, from the scammers point of view, if it ain’t broke why fix it? Sure enough, they’re using the ploy again to dupe Facebook addicts.
OMG! Im never going to send another text message again after seeing this! <LINK>
At the time of writing, these messages appear to have slowed on Facebook. But that may be because they have been superceded by a yet another new incarnation of the campaign,…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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