As the new scams and viruses increase day by day through Facebook, it is obvious that the new feature by Facebook, the video calling, has become the latest tool used by scammers.
According to the reports by Sophos’ Naked Security blog, the latest scam through Facebook makes Video Chat appear very similar to the feature of Video Call by Facebook. Due to the similarity, many people confuse the two and are tricked “to approve the application to have more liberal permissions.”
But the scams can be easily avoided if users carefully take out the time to read the permission request. Firstly, no app that comes from Facebook should ask for confidential data. Facebook already has the necessary information it needs.
This latest scam does not appear to be as harmful as some previous scams. This scam simple sends spams to the users contact list as well as taking the user to fill different surveys that help the scammers earn money by referral fees.
Therefore, if in near future you find a post on Facebook saying “Enable Video Calls” you should avoid clicking on it. In order to get the genuine version of Video Chat with Skype, you should visit Facebook’s original instructions.