Facebook survey scams that lure in users with promises of being able to see who looks at their profile are nothing new, but here is one that has some unusual twists and merits a mention.
According to Zscaler, when the user clicks on the link in the message found on his friend’s wall, he is immediately taken to a page where a pop-up window shows up and actually gives a concrete answer to the question of how many users are viewing his profile – even before asking him to complete the survey (click on the screenshot to to get to the big version):
This particular scam does not limit itself to posting messages on the victim’s friends’ walls, but also sends the same messages to them via the chat feature.
And, quite unexpectedly and bizarrely, the code they pasted in the address bar also forces them to become a fan of “OSAMA” Facebook pages. I wonder what’s that all about?