Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “Happy Christmas! Free $200 Jb Hi Fi Voucher!” SCAM, similar to the wall posts below:
The scam message reads as follows:
Happy Christmas! Free $200 Jb Hi Fi Voucher!
[MALICIOUS LINK HERE]
In true holiday spirit, we have decided to give away 2000 vouchers to some of our loyal fans!
Why should you avoid it?
This is another survey scam, but first, clicking on the scam facebook wall post will attempt to trick you into re-posting the message on your profile. If you do it will be visible in your Facebook Friend’s News Feed and they will easily be hooked into the scam too. See screenshot below:
Once a Facebook user proceeds to the next step, they are congratulated as actual winners of the fake Voucher offers, BUT before the voucher can be redeemed they are required to complete a survey. That is the “End Game” for the scam artists because they get paid a commission each time one of these fake surveys is completed!
The people behind the surveys are simply “harvesting” your personal details and will be free to use (misuse!) any information maliciously. Some steps during the Surveys require you to download something in order to proceed to the next stage, but they usually contain viruses or other malware that can infect your system.
If you or your friends have fallen victim to this scam, then a full computer system scan must be carried out using the most up-to-date Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software, some of which can be found in the List of Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Firewall Software HERE. In case you submitted a telephone number for any surveys, then you should contact your service provider or carrier immediately to avoid any bogus charges.
The affected facebook user’s wall must also be cleaned out of all spam messages that may have been automatically posted after a Click-Jacking attack (Like-Jacking or Comment-Jacking). Just follow the simple instructions in the following links: