Facebook scam "My Top 10 stalkers" targets users in specific countries
A new spam campaign, similar to campaigns we have seen in the past, is spreading on Facebook. This one, however, has some interesting twists to it.
The core of the campaign involves a Facebook app that claims to know who your "Top 10 stalkers" are. Our customers are protected from this campaign by ACE, our Advanced Classification Engine.
It works by creating an album - “My Top 10 stalkers” - with the description "Check who views your profile @," followed by a bit.ly URL-shortened link. It then automatically uploads a photo to the app and tries to mark all the user's friends in the photo.
If the user tries to navigate away from the page or close the browser, a message appears asking them to stay and complete a "SPAM-free market research survey to gain access to this special content." Special it may sound, but it is definitely not spam-free!
As always, if a page forces you to Like, Share, or install an application in order to view it, DON'T DO IT! Chances are, it's spam.
Install Defensio, our free security app for Facebook, to prevent scams like this from ever appearing in your news feed.