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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw

Warning: McDonalds Scam on Facebook

Jul 26th 2010 at 10:11 AM

Another day, another scam on Facebook. This time the scam features McDonald's.

What to watch out for:

A message that says "OMG!! McDonalds might soon shut down because of this, you have to see this."

What ever you do, don't click on the link!

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Aug 1st 2010 at 4:17 PM by jlsegul
I originally saw this on the Better Business Bureau website. The subject of the new scam is McDonald's, but the real target is your personal information. This phishing scam is being spread via status updates exclaiming that McDonald's will be closing and it has a link to find out the 'real' reason why. The Facebook message reads: "OMG!! McDonald's might soon shut down because of this! Warning: Your jaw will drop to the floor!" And then it instructs you to "Simply follow the two easy steps below to see why McDonald’s might soon shut down!" In order to find out why, you are told: "Step one is to click on the link that says 'Like This Page!' and then click on the 'Like' button to continue." If you click on the link, you are told to take a survey that asks you for personal information that you should not give out on the Internet. Also, by clicking on the link, your computer could be infected with spyware, malware or viruses designed to steal any personal information or passwords stored on your computer. Make sure you don't fill out the information and that your virus software is up to date and you should be alright.
Aug 1st 2010 at 11:16 AM by emart3
what happens if you click on it, I already did and now I am freaking out.

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