'Remove Facebook Timeline' themed scam circulating on Facebook

Summary:According to InsideFacebook, scammers are exploiting the negative sentiments surrounding Facebook's Timeline, and are currently spamvertising bogus pages.

According to InsideFacebook, scammers are exploiting the negative sentiments surrounding Facebook's Timeline, and are currently spamvertising bogus pages attempting to trick end users into removing their Timeline profile.

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We have found 16 Timeline-related scam pages, which have collectively gained more than 71,000 likes. The largest, with nearly 19,000 likes, has been around for at least two weeks. These pages are among the top search results when searching Facebook for “timeline.”

Once the user clicks on on "Continue" or "Like" button, they will automatically become victims of clickjacking/likejacking attempt, and will spread the bogus link on their personal Walls. What the scammers are forgetting is that once the user starts using the Facebook Timeline, there's no turning back no the old profile view.

Users are advised to take advantage of Firefox's NoScript extension in order to prevent clickjacking and likejacking attempts.

Topics: Social Enterprise

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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