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.
A Websense blog has reported that the core of the campaign involves a Facebook app that claims to know who your “Top 10 stalkers” are.
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.