Mar 27, 2011

My Facebook is flooded with the stats from my friends about their profile views with cheesy captions like " OMG OMG OMG... I can't believe this actually works! Now you really can see who views your profile!!! WOAH and See who views your Facebook profile in real-time!!!
and they don't know that they have just posted their "so called" stats on their friends profile. This is embarrassing isn't it?

Adding to that this is scam spreading purely on the basis of user gullibility, unlike the other scams depend on clickjacking .

For all the Facebook users, there is no official method of looking into your profile views. Taking this as an opportunity many Facebook pages exploit users. This scam may not cut through your privacy, but for sure embarrasses you. So, before you are tempted to click on any other links like "person died after seeing this photo" or something else do take a moment and think of the implications.

Coming back to this "view profile viewers" scam. First they ask you to like the page, then share the page with your friends. After which you will be redirected to a page out of Facebook. But, you hardly can recognize it. because it has same header as of that Facebook which makes things complicated. Please take care before clicking on any suspicion link to avoid any embarrassment.

Please share this article with your friends so as to create awareness amongst the people about this "profile views" scam!