Profile Stalkers on Facebook? Check out the viral scam that’s spreading

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Another scam is being spammed out across Facebook, tricking users into helping its spread by fooling them into believing they will discover who is secretly viewing their profile.

Using a cartoon image of what appears to be a chimpanzee looking through binoculars,
the messages are being sent from other Facebook users who have already fallen into the trap of clicking on the link and following the scammers’ instructions.

Clicking on the link contained inside the message (which I have obscured in the screen grab below) is a big mistake, as it takes you one step further into the criminals’ trap.

WICKED! Now you can see who views your facebook profile.. i saw my top profile stalkers and my EX is still creeping my profile every day

Checkout your PROFILE stalkers
[LINK] Now you can see who stalks your profile daily

If you do click on the link you are taken to a third-party webpage which urges you to…

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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