Another phishing scam hits Facebook -- OMG

Using Facebook on a hand-held deviceFacebook users: You might want to resist the urge to click on any links that begin with "OMG." You could find yourself using the expression after realizing the link is actually the latest phishing scam to hit the popular social networking site.

In this scam, users are tricked with a message that reads: "OMG!! This GUY Went A Little To Far WITH His Revenge On His Ex Girlfriend!" When users click on the link, they are directed to click on other links, a sign the message isn't what its title indicates, as is the grammatically incorrect use of "to" instead of "too."


The message, which has been showing up as a status update, doesn't appear to infect computers with spyware or malware. It behaves more like a virus, and can bombard you and everyone in your address book with spam e-mails or post messages on your wall that are then automatically sent to other Facebook friends via the "like" or "share" function.

The Better Business Bureau recommends that Facebook users remove the status update and any related links.

"Phishing scams are effective because they have a sensational hook disguised as a link," BBB President Tom Bartholomy said in a statement. "Clickjacking is a type of phishing scam, but it specifically embeds itself into your Facebook account."

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