There doesn’t seem to be an end to the spam on Facebook. Scammers are getting wiser by the day with new hacks to trick innocent Facebookers. Unfortunately, the Facebook engineers just don’t seem to care (or capable) to end this menace. The latest one making rounds asks you to “Verify My Account” in order to Prevent Spam! Ironical, isn’t it?

Now that the majority of users try to be alert about spam on Facebook, the scamsters are forced to be innovative. This time, someone has made use of these spam worries and come up with a javascript hack which goes like this

“In order to PREVENT SPAM, I ask that you VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to comment below to start the process…”

This has to be one of the first javascript clickjacking hack on Facebook. Even the suspecting users who are aware of spam on Facebook are getting fooled this time as they click on the “==VERIFY MY ACCOUNT==” link which is not a link to a webpage, but a direct link to javascript instead. Once you click on that link, the above message is posted on the walls of your Facebook friends.

Assuming you haven’t fallen prey to this spam, ensure that you DON’T click on the link and better still, share this post with your other friends! In case you have already fallen for this trick, apologize to your friends, remove the postings on the walls of your friends (as much as you can) and alert them not to click it themselves.

I foresee Facebook going the Orkut way – more spammers than genuine users!

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