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Offline thaiga

     Facebook Scam: Whitney Houstons autopsy reveals a shocking secret that explains her death

Posted on February 15, 2012
Whitney Houston died earlier this week, and it didn’t take more than a few days before the notorious Facebook scammers started taking advantage of the tragic news in order to lure people into clicking on their Facebook links.

The wording of this Facebook scam is as follows:
[video] – Whitney Houstons autopsy reveals a shocking secret that explains her death. – www.tmzdailynews10825.com – Breaking News: Coroners autopsy reports reveals a dark past and secret life which tragically led to Whitney Houstons death.
If you click the link
As you can see you are no longer on either Facebook or YouTube so this should make your alarm bells ring and close the page without pressing more buttons.

The scammers hope that you will fall for their trick and click the Install button, this will install a rogue malware plugin to your browser that could potentially be extremely damaging to your PC and especially to your privacy, it could be a key-logger which would send all passwords you enter to the scammers to do with what they please.

If you are reading this and it’s already too late (you already installed the plugin), then the first thing you should do is to go to your own Facebook wall/timeline and remove the post which the scammers have posted there, do this to avoid your friends falling for the same trick as you did.
Then you need to remove the browser plugin, and you should really also download and scan with a program like malwarebytes.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Lebowski

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Basically, don't use Facebook or ever click on a Facebook button like the 'like' rubbish on a site, as most have no idea what they are doing or OKing.

As for installing any plugin that presents itself to you on the screen, well, best to wait for a while despite the "advice" about it being highly recommended etc, or at least investigate it first and read the release notes and fixes. Guess it's the idiots that fall for that stuff....and in this case above it's the fashion/music victims.....they are just gullible and easy Internet scamster cannon fodder, but there are a few hundred million of them and the scamsters know it.

More and more scamsters these days and there's a tsunami of spam too around now to contend with that run into shameless levels.
 

Offline thaiga

I became a member but never use it.As it all seemed so childish like.Now regulary i get emails from all these nice people that want to meet you,that dont even know you. :uhm
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Lebowski

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It is childish, I agree. IMO, Facebook is used by 3 sections of the public.....the vain, the insecure and those under 20 who haven't figured out who they are yet (sheep), or a combination of the three groups. You could perhaps throw in an extra section or two like nutcases, the lost and the lonely...but the 3 primary sections are as mentioned above in my experience.

Is there any wonder that the scamsters find these types of Internet users easy prey?  ::) 
 

 



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