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Facebook Scam: Fake Event Invitation Claims To Show Who Viewed Your Profile

Published by pratyushkp on April 26th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Another day, another Facebook profile scam.

This latest con, promising a peek at who has viewed your profile, is spreading via an event invite titled “WOW Now you can see anyone who looks at your profile!”

The invitation includes a link to a page that resembles a Facebook event page. Here, instructions guide you through copying and pasting a piece of javascript into your browser’s address bar, which you definitely don’t want to do.

Clicking the event’s “I’m Attending” button–don’t!–will likely push the scam to your friends’ news feeds.

In addition, an equally unsafe how-to video on getting free Facebook credits is embedded at the bottom of the phony page.

These kinds of Facebook scams surface frequently, sometimes as fake apps, other times as spammy Wall posts or instant messages. As usual, you should be wary of any Facebook event, app or message that promises to reveal who is looking at your profile.

If you’ve accidentally clicked on this invite, we recommend you remove all traces of the event from your news feed and wall, and double check your Facebook app settings.

Source :

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  • Facebook Spam Now Spreading Through Facebook Events (
  • Spammers Using Facebook Events to Trick Users (
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  • Bad News For AdSense Users Scam Spreading on Facebook (
  • Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook (
  • Over 10 Million Scammed On Facebook (
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