Success, the only thing that needs to be done to achieve it on Facebook is for anything to go viral. Forget about it being sensible or not, just a few clicks from users who fall prey to it. The most recent is the scam involving Automation Labs and it is fooling people into believe that their accounts are being watched by a few people and they need to be blocked.
There is no truth in this except that its like every other rumor send through a message that has gone viral. Seriously people continue to fall into this pothole despite being informed of such activities all across the social network. Just in case you are one of those who haven’t come across this, know that it will ask you to access your privacy settings and then the Block List and in the field for person simply Enter Automation Labs. Once you do enter this a new window pops up and displays you with a random list of 20 people who according to the message pose threat to your privacy and are spying on your activity. How bad can one get?
The worst part is tat you may not know anyone in the list. I am not sure if they are the people chosen randomly or were those who fell prey to the chain message.
This isn’t any different, I mean Facebook already displays you a list of people when you enter the surnames in the block list, Facebook simply displays a list of suggestions that you would like to block, if it’s just the surnames you have entered. What needs to be knows here is simply the fact that users need to be a bit more vigilant when such messages come across such notifications just try and verify it a bit and not fall prey to such scams. There is no such things that people associated to the Automation Labs have access to your information on Facebook.