“Get your facebook account verified” Scam on Facebook

by Rohit Khurana on February 22, 2011


You may have seen an application on Facebook regarding getting your account verified and if you have used this application then I have got a bad news for you. We have observed a new scam on Facebook is attacking users and this application is trapping the users for getting their accounts verified. This is a phishing scam and in this post I will be telling you that how you can stay away from this scam or if you have already been attacked then what measures should be taken by you.


Once you click this link you will be directed to a page where you will have to allow some of the permissions to this application and you may be asked to complete certain surveys in order to get your account verified but it is nothing but a scam. Once you grant permission to this application it will starting posting the messages on the walls of your friends to get their accounts verified. After clicking on this link you see that the link is quite familiar as per the links of the Facebook application but then it is a phishing scam and it will lead you to some malicious page which will seem to be like as an application asking you to grant certain permissions.


If you have already been affected by this then, you will have to uninstall this application from your account. You can do so by logging into your account and then go to your settings and choose Privacy settings (See Detailed Tutorial to Remove Facebook application here). Under this go to the applications and website and then uninstall that application or else it will be using your personal information for their own purposes. I would mention that you should try to stay away from all these negatively attracting application which tend to oppose the norms on Facebook. So, go on sharing this piece of information with your friends and then please let us know about your own views and suggestion or if you have got anything new related to this post then just put them down in the comments sections and we will be glad to share it with all the readers on your behalf (if we found it genuine and useful). I am sure that this will really help you to work intelligently on internet. So, keep reading and surfing!

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