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April 10, 2011

Facebook users affected by Scammers!

Over 10 million Facebook users were trapped by spammers & they were informed about fake events. According to a report by the IT security & data protection firm Sophos, the scammers intended to generate income from online survey scams. 

However, Facebook is not closing today. Several users' accounts 've been affected with a prophetic message that site is shutting its doors. Facebook is closing all accounts today. They can’t handle so many accounts. Most of the old accounts are not active, so they are deleting everything. Users who will click the link to protect their accounts will be redirected to a third-party application that will attempt to access users’ information including names, pictures & user IDs.

According to the firm, one of the event known as "Who blocked you from his friend list?" will take you to the More info section which is fake. The scammers used to make money by means of commission & sometimes users are asked to provide a mobile number.

The fake event invitation & links to survey scams are the recent threat to Facebook users. The users are advised to cancel their reservation for the event & they should inform their friends that a fake link has been shared & they should ignore it. In any case the mobile number would 've been given to scammers, you should contact the mobile service provider.

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