And here we thought after the short lull in scammerous scammery that the scammers might have taken the hint. Nay, as Scribbal
has found yet another scam
revolving around FarmVille
and something called "Zynga Promotions." FarmVille and CityVille players have found a post in their News Feeds from their friends that reads, "FarmVille rewards to be had if you open this." First of all, the so-called promotion looks nothing like an official Zynga message much less one from either FarmVille or CityVille. But it gets better.
Clicking on the link, which you absolutely shouldn't do, takes players to a website that uses Zynga's RewardVille
artwork, lettering and other assets. Then the website provides a link that claims, if you share the link enough times through not just Facebook, but Twitter and email, you will be rewarded with a unique expansion. Sharing it 100 times will reward you with a vehicle that plants faster than any other, or an Energy Cow that refills your Energy every 10 minutes. While those rewards sound totally awesome, they're totally fake, and should be avoided at all costs.
The whole point of the scam is get you to download bot programs, or automated gameplay programs that run on repeating scripts, which more than likely are attached to malware that isn't worth the benefit. Not to mention it's cheating and in violation of Zynga's Terms of Service agreement. So, again, do your friends and yourself a favor and not only avoid this scam at all costs, but warn your friends and family, too.
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