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Shocking hidden message in Coca Cola logo – Facebook scam

3rd September 2010

One of the latest scams spreading virally through social networking website Facebook tries to make users believe that there is a hidden message in the Coca Cola logo.

Messages to watch out for include:

‘The SHOCKING hidden message on Coca-Cola logo!
I cant BELIEVE this
Revealed’

‘SHOCKING SATANIC Message In The Coca Cola Logo’

Anyone who clicks on a link like this that one of their friends seems to have posted will go on to spread the links to their friends as well.

How to avoid Facebook scams

Sophos is warning that adding rogue applications to Facebook accounts allows scammers access to personal information and means they can continue using the account to spread more scams. Anyone who has fallen for a scam such as this should check their profile no longer ‘likes’ any scam pages. It’s also worth changing your password.

People should not click on links that they can’t verify.

Action Fraud also reminds Facebook users that allowing access to personal information via social networking websites like Facebook can result in identity theft and fraud.

Anyone aware of scammers operating on Facebook should report it directly to Facebook, using the 'report' links near the content. Anyone who has lost money as a result of fraud taking place online, or via any other medium, can report it to Action Fraud.

Read more about the Coca Cola Facebook scam on Sophos’ website.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

See also:
Facebook 'dislike' button scam
'Anaconda coughs up an entire hippo' scam hits Facebook
Do you really know who your Facebook friends are?
Online fraud