Well you know about the previous Dell Facebook scam? (http://darwin-mach.net/blog/2009/12/10/dell-promotion-facebook-scam/) This one’s worse, but uses the exact same code, which does the exact same thing.
The theme now is that it claims to install “Profile Spy”, to help you see who’s looking at your profile, etc, but THERE IS NO SUCH THING. There’s only a few apps that really do this, but it requires your visitors also install the app, for the sake of their own privacy.
So… about 900,000 people have joined the Facebook group as of writing, and I reported it to Facebook again. We’ll see how long it takes them.
Here’s the link to the most recent scam – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=209645259791 (you have to click on the “read more” link).
There was also another previous one before this one, but after the Dell one, involving “Crimson Labs” and a giveaway of iMacs.
Please! READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SAY YES. If anything looks suspicious or doesn’t make sense, well… 🙂