Facebook scammers takes advantage of Oslo bombing

First I would like to extend our sympathies to the people of Oslo after the tragic bombing in their city. We wish you well in your rescue efforts and hope you are able to apprehend those responsible for this attack.

Unfortunately within hours of the bombing Facebook scammers have latched on to the news and are trying to take advantage of the Facebook communities interest in learning the details of what happened.

The message spreading across thousands of people’s walls on Facebook reads: “[URL] [Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast! [Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”.

[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!

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OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast Video

Scam Signature Message:

[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!
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Trending: July 2011

Scam Type: Survey Scam

Why it’s a Scam:

Clicking on the wall post will take you to the following web page:

Clicking the “Play Video” button will cause a share box to pop up. Clicking “jaa” will spead the scammer’s message with all of your Facebook friends! The following survey scam also loads upon completion:

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How to Deal with the Scam

How to Deal with the Scam:

You need to clean up your Facebook account so you won’t be spamming the same message that tricked you to your friends. Do this by removing the post from your Newsfeed and marking the post as Spam.  Do this by clicking the “x” in the top right hand corner of the post.

Never complete surveys to unlock videos or other content on Facebook. Scammers use these tricks to either spread malware, obtain personal identification or earn commissions from marketing companies. Don’t pad their pocket and possibly open yourself up to harm!

Some of the surveys require you to download files to your computer. Never do this! If you did so in error, then run a complete system scan with a good anti-virus software program. The I.Q. Quiz scam has been around for a while, and it typically requires you to enter your cell phone number to receive the results. The scammers then bill you  for premium services. Keep an eye on your phone bill for bogus charges.

Video footage of  OSLO bomb blast. A huge bomb has exploded in the very centre of Norway’s capital, Oslo, damaging parliamentary buildings including the Prime Minister’s office.

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