24. June 2011 10:08
Facebook scams are so popular that one or the other time most of us have fallen for it by sharing a scam message on our wall or by suggesting that page to our friends.
Wall posts and messages are spreading on Facebook about a photographer who killed himself after shooting video and committing suicide three days after watching it.
If you delve deep into the history or the origin of this scam, there is a background to it with slight variations. A prize-winning South African photo-journalist Kevin Carter had taken a picture of a young girl in Sudan in 1993, even this picture was used in a scam earlier. It is true that Kevin Carter committed suicide, but was over a year later and not three days.
For those who have fallen into the traps of this scam and clicked the link, they are presented with the request to share the ‘video’, but it doesn’t say ‘Share’ instead it says ‘Jaa’ meaning Share in Finnish
The motive behind these bogus posts or apps is to drive traffic to some site that somebody gets paid per view or click.
If you have posted or publicized this message on Facebook to your friends and family, I suggest you take a look at the posts that you have liked and shared on your news feed. Also, check your profile for any unwanted subscription to apps or pages.
20. June 2011 18:49
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9. December 2010 00:14
It isn't uncommon these days that we come across several apps or scripts in Facebook claiming to get certain things done which are not part of the general Facebook functionality. Sadly, the results of such scripts aren't very pleasing soon after running those scripts; some of us do not even realize what happens after running such scripts or allowing access to such apps to our information on Facebook.
The reason I’m writing this, if you have guessed is I’m embarrassed to admit to I fell prey for this this weekend.
A post like the one below from a trusted friend can be tempting.
Upon clicking on one such links, I was directed to a page asking me to copy paste the following script from 110mb.com.
I went chasing the reason for the existence of a blog to take me to some webpage and claiming it can add certain functionalities to Facebook. In this attempt I found that 110mb.com has an Alexa site ranking at around 1700 world wide. This indicates the revenue generated by the ads and how much they get paid in terms of the number of times ads are shown to visitors. This gets me thinking of how effective most online ads are.
When you post ads on your friends’ wall inadvertently, that is certainly not cool, so watch out for scripts and apps asking for permission to access your data. Unfortunately, there isn’t much Facebook can do to stop scripts from running on your profile, because many of those functionalities are wired into Facebook APIs and your browser.
And, if you fancy your ex-boyfriend or the hot chick at office spying on your Facebook profile, there is no way to find out.
10. April 2010 22:15
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