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 Scam attatched to facebook group, what to do?

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Rolf Harris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have been approached to join a facebook group through my catcher account.
Is there any way I should approach this?
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Rolf Harris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Here is the email " (unknown sender) "
"
facebook
1770 people like this

Check out Fitness Religion

Hi,

Fitness Religion is inviting you to join Facebook.

Once you join, you'll be able to connect with the Fitness Religion Page, along with people you care about and other things that interest you.

Thanks,
Fitness Religion

To sign up for Facebook, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=100000146718630&k=Z6E3Y5V6SY6OYADJPB63QUWST4BK6TYNUWIU1A4CQQ&r&oid=102221363179806
You are receiving this email from Fitness Religion. Fitness Religion has sent you this message through Facebook. If you no longer want to receive messages through Facebook, click here.
Facebook, Inc. P.O. Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303

"
Is this likely to be a facebook group harvesting the guestbooks for "legitimate" purposes or a full on scam?
A fella at work was talking about his friend having her facebook account hacked and a call for help ($1000) put out to her friends by unknown persons. Is this likely to be something similar to her problem? If they ask you for a password then most people would use their facebook password for simplicity and leave themselves open to such attacks and hacking account hijacks I would think. If so at least 1770 people seem to be at risk here...


edit : I just noticed the post below about facebook applications and understand a bit better.
is it normally advised to try and shut down the application permanently or would some other action be advised?
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bill2
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

No clue if it could harm, but I normally refuse all facebook requests to my real account unless I know the sender very well.
Face book will use your name to send out requests to your friends in your name to join whatever they think could use a few clicks($$) Rolling Eyes
So I keep all facebook related sites blocked on my real account and all their email marked as spam.

My "play" accounts though are in for everything Twisted Evil
There are virus warnings and such on facebook, so make sure your gear is up to par before you start.

Have fun

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