If you’re like most people you’re curious to see what Google has to offer in the way of its new social networking platform.  However, there is a problem.  Facebook scammers have set up a way to use this curiosity against users and hijack their accounts.

The most recent version of the scam consists of a Google+ fan page with a description that promises Google+ invites to anyone who “likes” the page.  When a Facebook user does so they not only give the scammers access to their account but all your friends and family are encouraged to sign up for the scam from your account.  So far an estimated 80,000 people have fallen for the scam so it’s a very real threat for the unwary.

If you encounter this scam or any other the first thing you should do is report it to Facebook Security.  The sooner Facebook is aware of the threat the sooner it can be removed.

– Richard Keene
IT Computer Support of New York
Design and Optimization Department