Facebook’s gone phishing

I just got this group message from someone i know (but never gotten a message from before)

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asking me to go “check out this interesting article”  DANGER WILL ROBINSON.  This is a common way of saying let me scam your money.

Their wasn’t a link on this but a typed out website.  So i typed that website which was a spoof from a common reputable news source. With a character added to the address.  Firefox immediately told me not to go any further, it was a scam.  Ok.. so i tried on IE (because i knew it wouldn’t block me) and this is what i saw.

facebook scam2

They scraped the site from the reputable news agency, and added some links “Google Pay Day” Which takes you to what looks like a very well done version of an advertisers page.  Allot of time and money went into this one.  Obviously they are making quite a bit from it to justify the expense.  Don’t be fooled into adding to their pockets.

Common Sense: If something looks suspicious, take extra caution to be sure your getting what your want to get to.  Only use websites you recognize, not only by look but by URL too.

The actual site seams to be owned by someone in China.  (Darn Chinese Hackers (inside joke))

Registrant Contact:
YAN HUA
HUA YAN
053182149514 fax: 053182149514
LONGSHANLU18
JN SD 250019
cn
Administrative Contact:
HUA YAN
053182149514 fax: 053182149514
LONGSHANLU18
JN SD 250019
cn
Technical Contact:
HUA YAN
053182149514 fax: 053182149514
LONGSHANLU18
JN SD 250019
cn
Billing Contact:
HUA YAN
053182149514 fax: 053182149514
LONGSHANLU18
JN SD 250019
cn
DNS:
ns1049.websitewelcome.com
ns1050.websitewelcome.com
ns1.lilil2iili.com
ns2.lilil2iili.com
Created: 2010-03-30
Expires: 2011-03-30

Update: 4/11/2010 Got the same message today this time asking for Local8News.net but the same scheme.