Chatty Spammers Hijacking Facebook Accounts
All Facebook's Jackie Cohen recently received one of these spammy chats from a friend who wasn't even online at the time, inviting her to click on a link to receive a "free gift" from the social network. Using a shadow account, Cohen clicked on the link, which ultimately led her to a series of surveys. Filling them out, of course, earns the spammers an extra commission, and will likely put you at risk for contracting more malware. Tragically, though, it won't result in any gifts, so it's best to avoid the gimmick altogether.