Facebook/Livejournal scam

I have been getting dozens of Facebook “friend” requests over the past week. It isn’t because I have suddenly become popular, much as I might wish.

These requests all have several things in common:

  • All are from women, with a picture (usually safe for work)
  • None of these people have anyone in common with my existing FB network of friends
  • All of them have just a single post on their wall, which looks like the above picture
  • All of the posts lead to a Livejournal blog site, with a different name than the name of the owner of the FB account
  • All of these lead to a final destination site that tries to get you to sign up for a “free” iPhone which I won’t bother to list here.

Needless to say, this is an annoying scam. So beware of whom you befriend. I guess they are trawling for victims.

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