Scammer's Facebook app gives old layout lovers false hope

Lucy Hedges Tech

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Need a way to get copious amounts of traffic flowing through to your Facebook application? Falsely advertise your application as being able to give users access to the old Facebook layout and watch the traffic pour in. That’s exactly what Facebook scammer Ryan Mourtada did when he created the group ‘Good news! How to get the old Facebook application back!’ and promised users they could “get the old Facebook back” by installing his app – Music, Video & Pictures Search Engine.

Bless all 700,000 of the old FB lovers who joined his group and the 135,000 who have actually interacted with his application in some way in the last month. After much ‘we love old Facebook’ declarations, they thought they’d finally found a way back to old Facebook layout. Needless to say, the fooled weren’t pleased when they discovered the scam. A few of the responses in the image above, indicate just how pleased some of them were.

[via Inside Facebook]

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By Lucy Hedges | October 6th, 2008



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