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Beware of "3 People Unfriended You" Advertisement Scam

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Beware of "3 People Unfriended You" Advertisement Scam

People have told me that they have seen the advertisement "3 People Unfriended You" on my and other popular websites and want to how this advertisement is able to tell that 3 people have unfriended them. A few of those persons told me that they do not have a Facebook or other social networking accounts, so they do not understand why this advertisement was shown to them.

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This is how the "3 People Unfriended" advertisement looks:

3 People Unfriended advertisement

Is it that persons who have seen the advertisement social networking accounts were hacked? No. Do not be fooled by the advertisement. The advertisement is not able to tell how many people unfriended you. It is just an advertisement with the text or banner “3 People Unfriended You” that the advertiser uses to lure curious website visitors into clicking on his/her ad.

Some advertisers, like this one, use deceptive techniques to drive traffic to their websites. So, when you see a suspicious advertisement like this one, do not let your curiosity lead you astray. A few persons have claimed that their antivirus software blocked this web address m.exfriendalert.com indicating that the malware Mal/HTMLGen-A was found, after clicking on the advertisement.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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  • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

    I got the "3 people unfriended you" email.

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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2013 by info

    There is an article on Yahoo.com that states that a particular website may be able to tell who unfriended you. <a href="http://uk.news.yahoo.com/who%E2%80%99s-been-looking-at-your-facebook-page--can-you-find-out-.html" target="_blank">Click here to read the article.</a>

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