Facebook - Avoid Texas Hold Em gaming Scam
Sunbelt is warning of a new scam that encourages users to send 5 or more copies of spam to their friends in exchange for a gift. As with most scams, the prize won't be awarded and you will give up your email address and Facebook user name in the process, that will be further misused. When I first started in the security profession in 1997, I used the phrase there are "no free lunches on the Internet", as scams abounded then.
In 2010, there are great dangers for malware and privacy loss by clicking malicious links. This week I've tried to help a friend recover from a bad FakeAV attack, who was always careful. While several malware items have been cleaned, the PC still needs further repair or a complete rebuild. Facebook is a wonderful place for sharing with friends, but please do carefully. Just one bad click can require hours of repair time.
Scammers let Facebook users take up the spam reigns
QUOTE: Here’s an odd collection of websites promising lots of free Facebook goodies, including “Free Texas Holdem Poker Chips” – one million chips, to be exact. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, all we’re left with is proof positive that too many people will click anything put in front of them – no matter how silly the initial promise. Facebook users are asked to paste a spam message “5 times anywhere on Facebook”. For anyone holding onto the vague hope of chips arriving in your mailbox sometime soon, here is your wake up call. Please don’t get suckered into these kinds of deals – the only person that benefits from all the gruntwork you put in is the site owner themselves.