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Daily Q&A: Is program that claims you can see who looked at your Facebook profile real?

Is the program that claims you can see who looked at your Facebook profile real?

No. Posts have been spreading for some time that you can find out who has been viewing your profile.

Help Net Security says the links "will take you to pages outside Facebook designed to convince you that if you post the exact message you have fallen for on different places on your Facebook page, you will be allowed to download Profile Spy — a fake application that supposedly lets you see who viewed your profile."

Help Net adds that the program then has you fill out surveys and offers mobile service for $19.99 a month.

Avoid it and watch out for other scams.

See Help Net Security's report here: www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=9635

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Daily Q&A: Is program that claims you can see who looked at your Facebook profile real? 08/05/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:09pm]
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