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Facebook Scam - "Today I am Very Happy Because I Just Got an Apple iPhone 6!"

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Facebook Scam - "Today I am Very Happy Because I Just Got an Apple iPhone 6!"

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The message below: "Today I am Very Happy Because I Just Got an Apple iPhone 6!" is a scam that is being used by spammers and scammers to lure Facebook users into visiting spam or phishing scam websites. Facebook users are advised not to click on the link in the message or share it, if it appears on their Timeline or Wall; they should instead, report to it Facebook as spam.

The Fake Facebook Message

"Today I am very happy because I just got an Apple iphone 6! I got this message from one of my facebook friends, after that I applied and got it. So i am thinking you also have a Chance to Win an Apple iPhone 6! Its very very simple just apply from below >>>[link removed]"

Spammers and scammers are always working on new ways of stealing their potential victims’ information. The message above is just one of the many that they are using to lure their potential victims to phishing websites or Facebook pages, to trick their victims into sending them their information.

So, please beware of messages with claims that seem just too good to be true.

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  • August 28, 2015 at 8:44 PM by an anonymous user from Grays, England, United Kingdom

    I just fixed this, Here's how...
    Log into facebook then Go to Facebook Application Settings by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.

    Click "Show all" then find and remove the app called "Exclusive Videos"

    remove

    • August 31, 2015 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from Banjara Hills, Telangana, India

      I tried this, it's working. Thank u for ur message.

      remove

  • August 27, 2015 at 9:34 AM by an anonymous user from Arlington, Virginia, United States

    A few hours ago I had a friend request on FB from Nicolene Massi telling me that I am in some kind of a lottery and that I had won $350,000.00. Yes, I gave her my name and address. I though it was real, right up to the point where she said there was a time limit and it would cost me $650 for taxes, that is when I stopped. Question is, was this a scam?

    remove

    • November 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

      Yes it is! She friended me and asked for $350.00, so I could win $500,000.00. Only when this happened she posted with the last name Massive. I reported her to Facebook and blocked her!

      remove

    • November 19, 2015 at 6:55 AM by an anonymous user from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

      Someone by the name of Nicole is on my messenger now, doing the same thing that happened to you.

      remove

      • November 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

        She tried the same thing with me 2 months ago..then deleted her profile and renewed it using the last name Massie. I reported her and blocked her. Go to Facebook's help center.

        remove

    • August 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam. If anyone asks you to send money in order to receive your lottery prize or winnings, it is a scam.

      remove

  • August 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM by an anonymous user from Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

    I don't want this message posted in my time line.

    remove

    • August 27, 2015 at 6:23 AM by info

      If it is posted to your Timeline, please report it to Facebook.

      remove

  • August 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM by an anonymous user from Iligan City, Soccsksargen, Philippines

    Here is another scam:

    "Today I am very happy because I just got an Apple iphone 6! I got this message from one of my facebook friends, after that I applied and got it. So I am thinking you also have a Chance to Win an Apple iPhone 6! Its very very simple just apply from below"

    remove

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