Well, that didn’t take long. I was spammed twice today via my Facebook profile by someone named Andrea Rowe, saying that she likes my profile picture (flattery is my weak spot) and wanted to chat. She’s promoting a site through one of the TinyURL-esque sites and let me know that her username is “foxy_hotty”. Here’s her follow up message:
hi there David, how’s it going? i wanted to chat with you, but they don’t have that here, whatever. if you’d like to, you can check out my other profile at http://snipurl.com/XXXXX my username’s foxy_hotty. we can chat there, just dont mind the bad pics, lol. soooo, ya, see you i hope.
Yes, I edited the SnipURL ending because I refuse to give spammers free promotion or even worse, the click through. For those unaware, sites like SnipURL and TinyURL allow you to send truncated versions of URLs, which is particularly handy when you’re posting URLs to your blog (formatting) or SMS-based tools like Jaiku and Twitter (140 character limit).
Myspace has been plagued with numerous phishing scams, and quite honestly, given the number of users on Facebook, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for Facebook spam to appear.
Am I super special or has this happened to you?
Update: I’ve created a group on Facebook for those of us who’ve been spammed. Feel free to join the party!
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