Who Viewed My Facebook Profile
Who Viewed My Facebook Profile Scam: How It Works
This scam is back with a new twist. It is safe to say that the trick will continue to work because people will always want to know who is looking at their social media profiles. The scammers are so-called “new platforms”, such as mobile apps and software, that claim to help you out if you want to see who viewed your Facebook page, Instagram profile and or Twitter account. Examples of scammers are an app called Last Visits Official and a Facebook page called Profile Watcher.
One thing to keep in mind is that if these apps and pages get reported and kicked out from the online stores, the scammers create new ones and use different names. It is important then to learn how the scam works and not necessarily the name of it (which is still important). There are a couple of ways this scam works typically.
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When it comes to Last Visits Official, here is how it works. Let’s say you discover their bait, a good-looking advertising image promising to deliver the names of those who looked at your social media profiles.
If you click the link, it takes you to a webpage that has Twitter’s signature typeface and logo. Here it is:
The graphic contains the “Connect with Twitter” button which may look legitimate. When you click that it takes you to an authorization page asking for permission to “Post Tweets for you”. Since may real apps do that, you might continue to think Last Visits Official is just “another good one”.
If you choose to authorize you will then be redirected to more scam pages that offer you the exciting opportunity to beta test the iPhone 8, which was released recently.
What’s worse is the fact that the app begins posting advertisements for its services from your account within seconds. Victims reported that the app posts a tweet on your behalf every two minutes.
The content of the spamming tweets contains fake testimonials like “Incredible this :)” and “It is what I use everyday” along with an unsolicited link.
Who Viewed My Facebook Profile Scam: How to Avoid
Do not install the app on your phone or give permissions online. If it’s too late, you are lucky. It’s not a virus deployment app, so it’s pretty easy to disable it. Go to the “Applications” page for your profile and click the “Revoke access” button.
Who Viewed My Facebook Profile Scam: How to Report
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it online. You can also report the questionable apps to the Google Play and iTunes stores using the links below:
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