“American guy must be stoned to death” Facebook scam spreads virally

The latest scam spreading virally on Facebook snares people by making them wonder why This American GUY must be Stoned to De@th for doing this to a GIRL: [LINK] or why This American GUY must be Stoned to De@th for doing this to a GIRL on Christmas Eve: [LINK].

Following the link takes the users to a page with a fake video thumbnail:

Clicking on it reveals that in order to watch the content, users must give a third-party application permission to access their basic information, post on their Wall and access their data. When permission is given, the application immediately posts the same message they fell for on his Wall, and the following fake Facebook anti-spam verification message pops up:

Of course, completing a survey won’t get you to the wanted content, it only serves to earn money for the scammers, says Sophos.

If you have fallen for this or a similar scam, revoke the permission given to the application by removing it (go to Privacy Settings/Apps and Websites/Apps you use/) and delete the message it posted on your Wall.




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