Facebook flings clickjack spam lawsuit at ad-slingers

By | January 27, 2012

Source: The Register

by Phil Muncaster

In this article “Facebook and US state of Washington have filed lawsuits against marketing firm Adscend Media over alleged clickjacking and spam practices, as the social networking giant finally gets tough with scammers operating on the site.

Such scams on Facebook work by luring the user into clicking on a link with the promise of viewing some particularly shocking or salacious content, like a semi-naked celebrity or an animal with two heads.

Before the user can view the content, however, they are asked to complete an online survey where they will be encouraged to fill in their personal information, or they could be persuaded to sign up to an expensive mobile service.”

Always good to see the “big guys” chasing down these scammers. But also it’s about time people stop clicking everything that pops in front of them.

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