Sophos Security is warning Facebook users about a scam in which you will be charged $5 a week on your cell phone account without your knowledge.   The click jacking worm tricks users into sharing their information without the user being aware what is being done. The scammers use the following screen to trick the user:

Once the user clicks on the ‘next’ button the script is activated without the user suspecting anything is wrong. Behind the scenes is a screen in which you ask to take a survey. But it is this agreement that many will not read that tricks the user:

“The Awesome Test for asking questions and getting answers from our human-powered response team for unlimited answers. This is an auto renewing subscription service that will continue until canceled. To cancel the service at anytime Text STOP to short code. Available to users over 18 for $5/Week charged on your wireless account or deducted from your prepaid balance. Unlimited answers to questions. For support: text HELP or call 800-916-3070. Message and data rates may apply. Your phone must have text messaging capability. You must be the owner of this device or have permission from the owner. By signing up for this service and entering your personal PIN Code delivered to the cell phone number supplied by you on this website, you acknowledge that you are agreeing to the full Terms of Use. Click here for full Terms & Conditions. For Privacy Policy Click here.”

Once you agree to the terms and provide your cell number, the $5 a week is added to your cell phone charges. If you fall victim to this scam, Sophos recommends you remove the item from your profile.

Be careful out there. The crooks never sleep.

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Source – SophosLabs