UPDATE JANUARY 14th
The original group shown below has been turned into an IRON MAIDEN fan club!! The creators changed admin names, renamed the group and the details. Here is what the original link was:
We did some searching, and the Know Who is Viewing Your Profile 24/7 group name is being used to start a few more groups:
UPDATE JANUARY 15th
The Iron Maiden group above has now been terminated by Facebook. However, there are still the replacements shown above. Read the original post below to be informed!
ORIGINAL POST DETAILS
Once again we have another Profile Watcher/Profile Spy group, called Know Who is Viewing Your Profile 24/7, attracting way too many members. I received numerous invites to join this one over the weekend, as well as postings to my wall about others who had joined.
The group once again claims that after inviting all your friends, and having at least 50% accept, you will be provided with a link to the application. This simply is not true.
Firstly, tracking someone’s surfing habits on Facebook is against their terms and conditions, and is stated as such in their developers manual. No application or game is allowed to insert any such coding that pulls any sort of information beyond profile content that could be required for the app/game.
Secondly, if it is a valid application, why the need to require a 50% acceptance of a group invitation? A valid application will be set up as an application – not as a group or fan page.
Thirdly, it is impossible for any group, application or fan page to know how many people accepted an invite. Again, this is against Facebook Terms of Service.
As for this particular group, you can see from their instructions below that they require the usual “invite all your friends”. This should be a warning to any people joining any group. Most groups, including our own, ask that members share the group info with their Facebook friends, but no valid group should detail a specific number required, or a specific acceptance rate.
Another warning to note is the 4 admins listed. The creator, if his picture is even him, looks to be a teenager. The remaining 3 admins have no picture. All four have absolutely zero profile information available, meaning they have no friends; are members of no pages; and do not accept any friend requests. This leads me to believe the accounts have all been created specifically to create this group.
Already over 250,000 people have joined this group and with the rate I was seeing it fly over walls yesterday, I expect it won’t be long before hundreds of thousands more are potentially scammed.
Help stop the spread of these groups. Be diligent about what you invite your friends to join. If you want to join and peek around – that is your prerogative, but be wary of what you pass onto others