Facebook users are a curious lot, and one of the things that seemingly regularly piques their interest is the opportunity to see who views their profile.
Posts that read “OMG OMG OMG… I can’t believe this actually works! Now you really can see who views your profile!!! WOAH –> (link to site)” popping up on users’ pages and Friend Feeds have ben seen in the last couple of days, but – All Facebook warns – don’t go falling for this recycled scam.
The provided links will take you to pages outside Facebook designed to convince you that if you post the exact message you have fallen for on different places on your Facebook page, you will be allowed to download Profile Spy – a fake application that supposedly lets you see who viewed your profile:
Of course, after you have done all this, you won’t be able to download the offered application, but you will be asked to complete a number of surveys and to register for a mobile service that costs $19.99 per month.
While experience users are able to spot scams like these from a mile away, there are always novices at Facebook and at computers that could be fooled. If you know any, do them a favor and educate them about the existence of the “OMG! You won’t believe it!” scams.