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"3 People Unfriended You" Advertisement Scam

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"3 People Unfriended You" Advertisement Scam

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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.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 6:37 AM by an anonymous user from Kansas City, Kansas, United States

    I got this message also.

    remove

  • April 29, 2018 at 10:34 PM by an anonymous user from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Thanks for this info. The three people unfriended you and dad just showed up on my weather app (The Weather Channel) And I decided to check it out.

    I had a feeling it might be a scam. If I knew how to do it, i’d let the weather Channel know. Anyway, thanks again.

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  • December 26, 2017 at 12:01 AM by an anonymous user from Dearborn, Michigan, United States

    I got the "3 people unfriended you" email.

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  • March 6, 2013 at 4:46 AM 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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