FB Scam: Wal-Mart Gifts R.I.P Caylee Marie! Now Gone, Beware

Most of you who regularly read the articles that flow into OSM will be aware that we often report on the scams that hit the world’s favorite social network, Facebook. Today is no different as we have another to talk to you about that literally turned our stomachs, it’s titled Wal-Mart gifts with the company overview saying R.I.P Caylee Marie!

As you well know these filthy scammers will stop at nothing to get your clicks and details, we have recently seen an increase in the more grotesque ones as well as the ones that shock you. This is one that we learned of through Facecrooks.com where their author tells us a little bit about it.

For those of you who are unaware, the Casey Anthony murder trial came to a close yesterday with nation being stunned by the “Not Guilty” verdict. Twitter was going crazy with the hashtag #notguilty as well as #CaseyAnthony. Casey was accused of killing her daughter named Caylee Marie. Of course we have seen the scammers picking up on lots of different things and they are normally topics that are trending at the time so that they can try and earn more money.

They have also pulled in Wal-mart for the scam and of course they are not involved, it’s literally a case of them using a well known brand to try and attract more eyes. Of course just for their name being used it really gives them some bad publicity which is something that no company wants, especially in cases where they are not associated.

The page we were talking about has now been removed thanks to the efforts of the online community who flooded Facebook by reporting the page which of course has meant they have taken action. You can see an image of what the page looked like below with how you actually report a page.

Its great news to know that this dirty scam has been picked up by the guys at Facebook but it’s also good to spread the word and warn everyone that there will be more just like this in the not too distant future. We also expect there to be ones similar to the Osama Bin Laden death survey scam that was circulating previously. Keep an eye out and if you see anything that looks remotely dodgy then it’s best not to click on it and notify Facebook and us so we can spread the word.

Have you seen any other scams going around like this one? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • http://twitter.com/SmithDayOff Jelena S.

    there are tons of Facebook scams going around. Apple even released an iPhone app a few days ago called Scam Detector. The app exposes in detail over 350 of the most notorious scams in the world. Lots of them are Social networking scams. It might be worth checking it out, if you have an iPhone…The app it’s kinda cool, actually.

  • Howard Beckman

    I hate people that do this. I can’t believe that someone would take marketing a bit too far. especially when that was the whole intent on designing facebook, and the only reason why it’s free. because you people are being bombarded with thousands of advertisements a day, and don’t even know it. they follow you to your home, your car, even wake you in the middle of the night when someone comments on a post. get real, and quit crying. I just wish that I would have had the brains to think of that. and BTW is this a dofollow blog?? might as well get something useful out of it, can i leave some links here??

  • http://www.facebook.com/EricaMParra35 Erica Monique

    How the hell can someone do that!!! why??? They really needed to use this little girl to get people to click or go on your shitty link…. What a piece of sh!t who ever you are…. why cant people just let that little girl rest already…. dam you have no respect or feelings for no one but your stupid selves?