Lately, reports of a new spam founded on Google plus have been in news a lot. A Facebook app has been giving these fake applications ‘Google plus direct access’ that prompt users to visit and like a page on the site. And this promises you invites in return for recommending it to others. This is bogus of course! It also offers a means to invite 50 others to Google plus. What it actually does is access personal information to the creators of the dubious app. And God only knows what they intend to do with it!
The scam is already spreading very fast with close to over 15,000 fans in a day!
Such spams are pretty common in Facebook. That which is feared more is that they could be used to promote sites that dissipate privacy threatening malware. It certainly would make matters worse and necessitate reporting of such spam to the networking site.
With people easily being duped to like it and spam friends too the scam needs to be checked in time. What you can do is check on any mysterious offers like this through a general Google search. That ought to tell you whether it’s a spam or not. Well it is a bit more of research but as they say prevention is better than cure.