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    Facebook scam?

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    Perfectspecimen
     
     

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    Facebook scam?

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 0:33

    Clicked on a thingy on the right, said Michael Caine ends life. So I'm interested. Yank accent starts talking and I hear the bit thats saying your computer is infected so immediately close tab. Right thing to do I hear you computer geeks saying but hey, why is something as big as facebook accommodating these scam merchants?



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    3rdforum
     
     

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    Re: Facebook scam?

    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 8:28

    Facebook only responds when something is reported as far as I know. Think they are trying to do something about all this "fake news". I'd say when you clicked on the Michael Caine thingy, it downloaded a tiny file saying you have been infected. If you then clicked on the "fix your computer now" link that was sure to follow, they would then have access to your pc and could  e.g. lock you out and threaten to delete your files unless  you paid them.






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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Re: Facebook scam?

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 8:59

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Clicked on a thingy on the right, said Michael Caine ends life. So I'm interested. Yank accent starts talking and I hear the bit thats saying your computer is infected so immediately close tab. Right thing to do I hear you computer geeks saying but hey, why is something as big as facebook accommodating these scam merchants?

    Yeah, I've seen them too Vince. Michael Caine was one and Kirk Douglas was another. Look at the bottom of them to see who sent it, if it's a news source I've never heard off I just ignore it.



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    Re: Facebook scam?

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 10:27

    What he die of...
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    Re: Facebook scam?

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 11:23

    bloody doors hit him...



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