Who wouldn’t want an official 7th Birthday Facebook T-Shirt? That’s what scammers are counting on in a recent scam, which wants you to “verify” your Facebook account before sending out your free shirt. The verification process is, in actuality, an attempt by the scammers to be seize control of your personalized e-mail address, which would allow anyone in possession of it to post content on your Facebook wall (and consequently your newsfeed) for all of your friends to see. Once the creators of the supposed shirt giveaway have this information, they will post information about the giveaway to your wall without your consent, spreading this Facebook attack like a virus.
The makers of the scam also force you to fill out a survey, earning them a commission in the process, before sending out your shirt, which will likely never come to you.
If you fell for this scam, you can undo the damage by refreshing the mobile upload e-mail address that is associated with your Facebook mobile account. More details of the scam, with video and screenshots are available at Naked Security.
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