It appears like new Facebook Scams are cropping up each day as scammers have recognized that Facebook users are easy bait. Yesterday we wrote about how innocent Facebook users are being compromised with the promise of revealing who viewed their profile, and today a similar scam has gone viral on Facebook. It looks like a wall post by your friend, and requests you to check if a friend has deleted you. It looks like this:
If you click on the link, it will take you to a third party website – lecotuys.info and asks you to go to Facebook.com, and paste this code into your location:
What will it do to your profile?
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2. It will advertise itself by posting a link to your friend’s wall
3. It will automatically make you a fan of three suspicious Facebook pages without your acknowledgement.
If you have already fallen for this scam, then please check your “recently liked” pages, and unlike them, if you find anything suspicious. Change your Facebook password, and remove all traces of this spam from your profile. Share this article with your friends, and add us on Facebook to stay knowledgeable about cons like these.
Tip: Actually, there is a legitimate way of tracking if a friend has removed you from your friends list – Better Facebook Firefox Add-on