Scam: Get a Free 5000 Facebook Credits totally FREE !

A new Facebook scam uses an old trick: the apparent giveaway of Facebook Credits. Like almost any free claim, there is no such deal. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it's probably a scam.
Written by Emil Protalinski, Contributor

Facebook scammers are once again trying to trick users who can't help but click on every link promising something free. This time it's Facebook Credits that are being promised, but of course aren't actually being given way. Don't click it, don't Like it, and don't Share it.

There are many variations of this particular scam. The first one I found was titled "Get a Free 5000 Facebook Credits totally FREE !" but others are also called " Get 2000 Free Facebook Credits!", " Free Stuffs on Faceb00k", and "Free Facebook Credits Generator." All of them are followed by a fraudulent link. They also have one of the following descriptions:

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The link takes you to a Facebook Page that tells you to Like and Share a bunch of Pages. When you are finally allowed to claim your free Facebook Credits, they of course don't exist and a scam survey loads instead.

The scammers' goal is to drive more traffic towards certain sites. This is how the scammer earns his or her money: a commission for every survey completed, every product purchased, and/or every account compromised. You're also often told to share the link with all of your Facebook friends, as well as add a comment. The next webpage urges you to sign up for a premium rate mobile phone service, complete an online survey, and/or buy some pills. Last but not least, they also use the scams to spread malware and obtain personal information.

As a general word of caution, don't click on everything your Facebook friends share on the social network. If you see a scam like this one, report it. Then go check your Messages and Wall to make sure you're not spreading the scam; the sooner you clean it up, Unlike all relevant Pages, and uninstall all relevant Apps, the better. You can also contact Facebook Security if you'd like to.

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