Facebook scammers spread app pretending to be ‘Video Calling’
As Paul Ducklin predicted only a few days ago, scams related to Facebook’s launch of a video chat service powered by Skype are surfacing.
This particular scam doesn’t use the actual Facebook video service as Paul has predicted they will do, but it certainly is trying to ride the media coattails and attention Facebook’s announcement generated this week.
What is clever about this one is that if it were true that Facebook Video Chat was an application, you might be more easily convinced to approve the application to have more liberal permissions.
These scammers apparently are in agreement with Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook’s new video chat is “awesome”, or at least awesome enough to exploit.
The following advice is given in the article to stay safe.
If you see a wall post referencing “Enable video calls.”, don’t click it! Send your friend a message that they have been tricked.
Facebook Video Chat scam