Beware of Facebook Posts Threatening 7 Years of Bad Luck For Not Typing Amen or Liking
January 11, 2016
Scammers are again using posts that contain pictures of sick, starving, dead and injured children, adults or animals on Facebook, to trick Facebook users into liking or commenting on them. But, this time they are threatening Facebook users into typing "Amen" by claiming if they do not, they will have 7 years or more of bad luck, or they will die. Remember, this type of activity is another Like-Farming scam. The heartless and deceitful people who are tricking Facebook users into typing "Amen" are only frightening and taking advantage of caring Facebook users, who think they are helping out, by playing with their consciences. The scam may also ask Facebook users to compliment a child, an adult or an animal, or type "Amen" to be grateful for something.
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This new scam is similar to: "Beware of Facebook Posts Asking Users to Type 'Amen' to Help Children, Adults or Animals," all the scammers have done is to change the message to: "7 Years of Bad Luck For Those Who Don't Like and Type Amen."
Scammers use the posts to gather up potential victims. Once they have enought Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phisihing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse. The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.
Also, if you have received a message stating Facebook will donate money to a child if you like, share or comment on some content, please do not follow the instructions in the message, instead, report it to Facebook. And, if you have already commented on Facebook posts with sick, starving and injured children, adults or animals that you are not able to determine the legitimacy of, please click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from your Facebook Wall and Timeline.
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