Facebook Scam: “I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show” Comment Spam

Facebook Scam: “I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show” Comment Spam

You may have noticed a lot of spam comments on Facebook concerning a product someone saw on the Dr. Oz show. The comments suggesting this fake Dr. Oz product may also contain links that may impersonate a Facebook page or suggest that the Dr. Oz comment is linked to a legitimate Facebook page even though the link is not. Clicking the link in the fake Dr. Oz comments is very dangerous and may cause a Facebook account to become hijacked, in which the account is then used to spread additional spam comments, or install malware to a computer system.

“I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show a few days ago and was amazed at the results. Today is my 8th day being on the program and I am 11lbs down!!:) I just want others to know when something works. Good luck to you all! “

Visa250.com Scam “Free $250 Visa Prepaid Giftcard”

Visa250.com Scam “Free $250 Visa Prepaid Giftcard”

The visa250.com scam is a common telephone scam where the victim receives a text message stating that they have won a “free $250 Visa prepaid giftcard”. Clicking links provided in the text message may install malware to the cellular phone or computer system including adware and spyware.

This is also similar to many scam surveys where the primary purpose of the phishing attempt is to direct the phone or internet user to suspicious surveys. These surveys often state that they must be filled out before receiving the free $250 prepaid Visa gift card.

Please note, you did not actually win and will not receive a free $250 Visa gift card.

Facebook Scam: Facebook Red Scam (Change Your Facebook Template R3D Scam)

Facebook Scam: Facebook Red Scam (Change Your Facebook Template R3D Scam)

One of the most popular Facebook scams in early 2013 is the change your Facebook red scam, also referred to as the Facebook Red Scam, Facebook R3D scam. The Facebook Red scam works different ways, be that clicking a link associated with Facebook Red and Facebook Red posts may install malware to the computer system and internet browser including adware, browser hijackers, and spyware. The Facebook Red scam may even direct the Facebook user to an unwanted survey, direct the Facebook user to a website hosting additional malware or drive-by download website, and/or simply not perform as advertised, meaning the Facebook Red will not actually turn your Facebook template color from blue to red.

LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION

LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION

Many Facebook users have received the Facebook LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION email and suspected it as being spam, or some sort of phishing attempt. Though the email may seem alike many spam emails now a days, the email is not spam, the email and message detailed in the email is legitimate.

How To Remove The Search Handy Cafe AtesSoft Virus (Handycafe.com Scam)

How To Remove The Search Handy Cafe AtesSoft Virus (Handycafe.com Scam)

HandyCafe (Handycafe.com) is scam software distributed as freeware, as well as a commonly referred redirection virus (Search.handycafe.com) that claims to be Internet Cafe Software. Handy Cafe allows operators to access clients computers by use of the Handy Cafe Server and Firewall Client. Handy Cafe operates similar to Trojans and is dangerous. Remove Handy Cafe immediately.

Scam Alert: Max My Speed PC Optimizer Software Malware (MaxMySpeed.com, USTechSupport.com)

Scam Alert: Max My Speed PC Optimizer Software Malware (MaxMySpeed.com, USTechSupport.com)

MaxMySpeed is scareware. They scare unsuspecting computer users by displaying fake computer issues in order to get the computer user to purchase their software “license” which cost $39.99 for just 1 year. Have you seen the commercials for MaxMySpeed.com on TV? If not, they claim to instantly diagnose and improve you computer’s speed, but truth be told MaxMySpeed.com and the Max My Speed PC Optimizer software is a scam.