Warning: ‘Get Your Free 5,000 Facebook Credits!’ Offer is a Scam

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Users of Facebook, beware. Following the now-infamous 'I Just Got My Hillbilly Name!' and Get Free Oakleys Facebook scams is another one that's just as obnoxious, annoying, and dangerous.

Back in 2009, the world's largest social network tried to make some extra bucks with their Facebook Credits virtual currency. Users can buy these credits using real money in order to buy virtual goods for use in various Facebook games and apps. These credits aren't the hottest thing for many users on Facebook, but it's hot enough to be on the radar of cybercriminals who are now using it in a new scam.

The scam works by getting the attention of gullible Facebook users with the following headline: 'Get a Free 5000 Facebook Credits totally FREE!' Other variations of this include: 'Get 2000 Free Facebook Credits!', 'Free Stuffs on Faceb00k', and 'Free Facebook Credits Generator.'

All of them are fake and are followed by a fraudulent link that directs users to a Facebook page where they're asked to Like and Share more Facebook pages before they get their freebies. After promising to finally hand over the Facebook Credits, a scam survey form loads up instead.

Get your FREE 5000 FACEBOOK CREDITS! NO SCAM NO surveys NO waste of time no task its totally FREE this promo is available for the first 1000 persons only… CHECK IT OUT ENJOY..i got mine and it works get yours here

Welcome to the only place where you can get 2000 facebook credits for FREE! Get yours today!

-- Facebook 'Free Facebook Credits' Scam

Remember, report any suspicious-looking links to Facebook, and never Like or Share any of them to your network. If you see something on the social network that sounds too good to be true, then it's most likely a scam, so avoid it at all costs.


Article by Hazel Chua
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