How the scam works:
(with video below) This new Facebook scam has a trickle-down effect and entices users to install a rough application program. After clicking on the link 'What Does Your Name Mean' it's placed on your profile automatically.
What happens is the link shoots you to a Facebook page urging you to install an application and in doing so gives the app creator all of your basic information. If you continue you'll be asked to 'share' the link with friends and lastly you're asked to fill out a survey to see 'premium' content.
These scammers trick you into filling out surveys, often trying to extract personal banking and credit card information. Never divulge this information on-line unless you know exactly what you're doing!
Watch the video below to see the What Does Your Name Mean Survey scam exposed:What Does Your Name Say Survey Scam Video
How to avoid:
Know which applications you use and remove others that are not legitimate. Remove them and report them. To remove an application from your Facebook news feed simply click on the X in the top right corner. Unfortunately, you need to be wary of the fact that close to a billion people have access to Facebook and it’s almost impossible not to have any bad apples in there.
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