FB Scam: Check Out These Not So Sober Girls!

The regular OSM readers will know that we have been reporting on the recent Facebook scams that are appearing on our beloved social network. Some of the recent ones include the Justin Bieber tweet that apparently ends his career for good and another with the title “99% of people can’t watch more than 25 seconds.” Now we have another Facebook scam to tell you about, its title is “Check out these not so sober girls!” You can see what the wall post looks like below.

The scam carries the message “Really? How Is This Possible?” with an image of what looks like two women with one of them being sick or something along those lines. If you have been unfortunate enough to think that this is some kind of a funny YouTube clip that your friend likes so you thought you would check it out then you will have been directed to the next part of the scam.

The page is designed to look like a video and has a message that says “These Drunk Girls are Crazy!” with a link next to it that says “CLICK HERE IF VIDEO WON’T LOAD!” Of course what the scammers want you to do is click on the link; this is the valuable user interaction trigger that they need to get you to the next stage which is where they have been trying to get you too from the beginning. So if you click on the link you will be directed to another page which is displayed below.

This is the survey scam where they try to get you to enter your details and then they can use them however they please. As informed by the author over at Facecrooks.com some of these scams get you to download files to your computer, this is something that you should never do. If you have then kick off a virus and spyware scan.

If you have gone through with this then you will need to know how to get rid of it, the first thing you need to do is locate the actual wall post. Once you have found it click on the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the post and then select “Report post / spam” from the drop down menu. You can also follow our guide which will help you with the next steps.

Have you seen this scam appearing recently? If you have then share this article with your affected friends as we try to raise awareness and keep Facebook clean.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Smith/100000771442771 Craig Smith

    In addition to the article, Apple just released an iPhone app a few days ago, called Scam Detector, which has a lot of similar Facebook scams. The app exposes in detail over 350 of the most notorious scams in the world. It is worth checking it out, if you have an iPhone. It’s kinda cool, actually. There is their info: http://www.scam-detector.com