Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Facebook Scam Promising ‘Breaking Dawn’ Tickets

Someone always has to try and spoil the fun when people get really passionate about something. MSNBC has the latest on a new Facebook scam that tries to get all of your personal information with the promise of some tickets to the Breaking Dawn premiere.

Detected by researchers from the security firm Trend Micro, this new scam promises free tickets to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2.”

Sounds great, right? Who wouldn’t want free tickets to a wildly anticipated movie?

There are two catches to this otherwise great offer. The first, of course, is that “Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ isn’t scheduled to hit big screens until Nov. 12, 2012, well after the Nov. 18, 2011 release of “Part 1.”

If that doesn’t raise a red flag, and you find yourself driven uncontrollably — like, say a vampire— to score these free movie tickets and see how the passionate relationship between Bella, Edward and Jacob ends — well, you’re out of luck. 
Like past movie ticket scams that have preyed on Harry Potter fans, following this scam's directions will redirect victims to a malicious survey.


The image below shows the look of the page. (You may see it on a friends page)
The photo included in the link features Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
If users click the “Share Link” button, the post is automatically shared on a user’s wall.
 When someone else clicks on the image or text in the post, the user is redirected to the page below:
Once "Yes" has been clicked, they are then asked to enter ther email address:
Once email address is provided in the said form, the people behind this attack may then eventually send different spammed messages to the affected user.

After this image, a new confirmation page appears, asking for personal credentials such as cellphone numbers.
Once the victim clicks the “Continue” button, he or she is instead redirected to the page below. Needless to say, the page does not show any e-tickets or passes to the movie.
This page then requires the user to take another survey. 

Unfortunately, clicking the survey will only lead to this display:
This page is actually the last page related to this supposed Breaking Dawn Ticket Free promo. Clicking any of the continue button will just redirect users to a well-known malicious survey.

If you come across this, or any other suspicious-looking Facebook offers, ignore them, and never download any attachments, as they often harbor malicious software.

Read more at MSNBC / Trend Micro
Thanks to twilightersanonymous for the tip!

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