Farmville, one of the most reputed game in Facebook is a lot under the scanner nowadays for its scams via the game. The most important one is about earning more Farmville cash by entering surveys, quizzes and offers via Farmville.
Beware of Farmville Scams.
Avoid FarmVille scams by knowing what the scams look like. FarmVille by Zynga is the wildly popular farming game on Facebook. Millions of Facebook users farm by growing crops, raising animals, decorating their farms with everything from mossy covered rocks to libraries to scarecrows and windmills. FarmVille neighbors help each other out by fertilizing each others' crops and sharing gifts like flowers and wandering stallions. Not all of these "gifts" that show up on the Facebook wall are legitimite. Some recent scams have popped up.
Steps to block Farmville Scams.
- Look at the offer. When a FarmVille neighbor offers to share something, take a good look. Not all of the items are for real. They can be ways for hackers to get information about you or your account.
- Accept the real offers and leave the rest. Real FarmVille offers come from "FarmVille." Fakes are offered by several fake FarmVille wanna bes. Look carefully at each description and where it is coming from. If you see the word "via" twice in front of FarmVille, pass it by. Do not click on the offer.
- Avoid "via FarmVille." This name shows up in the tiny print on your Facebook wall next to the time it became available, such as "1 minute ago via via FarmVille." The second "via" should not be there. If it is, it's a scam so avoid it."via FarmVille" which is hard to notice when you see a new item and want it for your farm. This offer is for a Percheron foal. Forget it; it doesn't exists.
- Block these applications. When you see any of these fake FarmVille offers, Hide them from your Facebook wall so you won't accidentally click on an offer from them in the future.