Thursday, January 05, 2012

Facebook scammers are taking advantage of anti-Timeline sentiment - Yahoo! News

Embrace the Facebook timeline and carefully scrutinize all Facebook-related 3rd-party apps/offers/etc.

Originally mentioned by Inside Facebook yesterday, scam artists are playing into the negative reaction to Facebook Timeline and convincing Facebook users to provide access to user data. The scammers use applications on Facebook to offer users a method to revert the Facebook Timeline changes and go back to the old profile. The applications use titles like “Deactivate your FB Timeline” and can be found easily through the Facebook search function. By liking the application and interacting with the instructions on the page, users are unwittingly giving the scam artists access to the Facebook profile and allowing automatic posts of spam messages with links that ultimately earn money for the scam artists after someone clicks on a link.

Facebook scammers are taking advantage of anti-Timeline sentiment - Yahoo! News

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