Warning: Facebook Free Credit Scam
There's a scam going around on Facebook around their credits program, mostly tied to the company giving away free credits, according to reports.
For those that don't know, Facebook Credits is virtual currency you can use to buy gifts and virtual goods in many games and applications on Facebook. You can purchase Facebook Credits using your credit card, PayPal or a mobile phone, which of course, is why scammers target such programs.
A quick scan of Twitter will show you various tweets about the free Facebook Credit they've received. However, if you search on Facebook for "Facebook Credit" you'll come across a slew of event pages where some of the event pages include the recognizable Facebook logo along with the yellow colored coin, signifying free credits.
According to the event page details, users will get free "Facebook Credits" if they'll follow the instructions on the page, which includes sharing the scam pages with their friends and contacts over Facebook.
To be safe, do not follow the instructions such as these or others that might be fishy on event pages. The Credits program is easily attacked because of its popularity with games like Farmville, so user beware.
Best thing a user can do is check their various banking accounts and change their Facebook password immediately.
As of right now, there hasn't been any official word from Facebook on this issue.