Teenage girl took her life on Halloween After Dad Posted This on Her WallScam Signature Message:
kill herself on Christmas Eve.
Girl killed herself, after her dad posted This to her Wall
If you click on the link then you are taken to a Facebook page which says you have to like it in order to view the father’s alleged message. In some cases, the page will use clickjacking techniques to trick you into sharing the page as a status update with your online friends. In others it will trick you into granting permission for a third-party application to post to your Facebook wall. But the end result is the same – you’ll be directed to a webpage which asks you to complete a survey.
And that’s what makes money for the scammers who create these pages.
So all that needs to be done is for Facebook to clean up the offending pages, educate their users about these types of scams, and police the community better in future to stop yet more scams popping up.
A quick search on Facebook found these “girl killed herself” pages popping up like mushrooms on the site.
Come on Facebook, can’t you get a handle on this?
If you believe you may have been hit by this attack, view the recent activity on your news feed and delete entries related to the above links. Furthermore, you should view your profile, click on your Info tab and remove any of the pages from your “Likes and interests” section.
You should also check which third party applications you have allowed to access your profile, and revoke the rights of anything suspicious via Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and Websites. If you don’t do this, you could be hit time and time again..
Here’s a YouTube video where I show you how to clean-up your Facebook account:
If you find this article helpful please sahre it on your facebook wall.