Not everyone gets hundreds of likes on their Facebook status posts. Some smart programmers have developed a script that can get any of your Facebook post (status, photo or video) loads of likes just in a few seconds. Yes Its true the script was leaked long time back. But the Scammers have used this script to spread SPAM for their own benefits. In this SCAM trick, you will surely get some hundreds of likes to your respective status post But at the same time you will be posting this SPAM message: “Get 5000 likes in your Status! [URL]” to all the groups you are a member of. Thus Spreading this SPAM further.
The Scammers have actually used Two Scripts to trap you:
1) Facebook app to Auto-Post to all the groups (you are a member of).
2) Facebook Auto liker app Script.
here’s the actual SPAM post in Facebook groups:
When a user clicks the [link] provided in the SPAM Post, he will be redirected to a Page that will ask you to complete few steps, which involves getting token code by allowing their facebook app to access your facebook profile data. here’s how it looks:
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Once the user clicks “get token” Button, he will see a Pop-up asking to Allow a particular Facebook app (app to Auto Post to all the groups).
Once you give all the permissions to their App, They can Post any Message any where, on behalf of you. The moment you realize this, you have already posted the message saying: “Get 5000 likes in your Status! [URL]” to all the groups you belong to. This whole story runs in Background.
Next you will be asked to input token code and after submitting token code, you will be able to input “status ID” for which you want loads of likes. And yes you will get loads of likes as promised, but the untold truth is, you just became another spammers spreading Scams.
How am i promoting Scam?
Once you share their post at all the groups, the group members will obviously click on the [link] provided and inturn will become victim by promoting it further. In this course, the SPAM developers are making money by monetizing Advertisements (which are normally make money ads or Viagra ads) and you are the one who is getting scammed as well as acting Spammer.
How do i get rid of this SPAM message? (Get 5000 likes in your Status!)
If you are a victim of this SPAM, don’t worry just GOTO “App Settings” on facebook and look for the recent apps that you have given permissions to and remove all of them.
The Scammers are using several dozens of Apps namely: cityville, Xperia, Twitter, and other genuine looking Names. So Observe them smartly and remove them. Share this information with your friends and family.