Now that Facebook has teamed up with Skype to give you a new video calling feature, scammers have come up with a new way to trick you and spam all of your Facebook friends by using the lure of the new video calling feature. Make sure you’re aware so that you will not fall for this scam.
The official way to sign up for Facebook Video Calling is to download a program from the official Facebook Video Calling page. A chat window will ask you to configure a few Flash settings.
The feature is already working for some users, but others have been notified that “video calling will be available soon, please check back later.”
The scam, however, comes to you in the form of a wall post that entices you to “Enable video calls.” That’s the link you don’t want to click. If you do click on it, it will ask for access to your basic information. It will want to post on your wall and access to your newsfeed.
Make sure you don’t click those fake links. If you want to use the actual new Facebook Video Calling, you need to make sure you go through the official Facebook video calling program.