"Press Like, Share, Type or Comment and See What Happens to the Picture" Scams
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Remember, liking, sharing and commenting on an image or other Facebook posts will never cause anything magical to happen. Facebook doesn’t support features like that, so if you see a post on your Facebook Wall that asks you to do the same in order to see something magically or amazingly happen, rest assured it is scam.
Three of the Many Fake Posts Created by Scammers
Press Like and type "Omg" and see what happens to the image!
Press "like" and Type "Y" and See The Magic...
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This collecting of information by scammers is another like-farming, data mining or information-mining scam that we have seen before, which collects Facebook users' publicly available information for scammers and spammers. Once scammers have gotten a hold of the information, they will use it to make their scams more convincing to their potential victims, by referring to them by their names and providing them with information that they think only people that they know, would know.
For the spammers, users’ information is like gold. They will continuously send unsolicited messages and emails to their victims. So, Facebook users should be careful of what they like, share and comment on.
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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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