FCC Boss Spams Facebook Friends With Make Money Now Scam

from the whoops dept

Hey, sooner or later everyone falls for some sort of phishing/scamware type of thing, right? It's just especially embarrassing if you're the head of the FCC. The NY Times is reporting that FCC Chair Julius Genachowski had his Facebook account spam all his friends with a message saying "Adam got me started making money with this" which was followed by a link to a now defunct site. Facebook has taken down Genachowski's page, and appears to be effectively blaming him for the problem, putting out a generic notice about how users need to be careful not to click on strange links...
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    The Anti-Mike (profile), 31 Dec 2009 @ 8:13pm

    Considering that Facebook appears to be allowing some very questionable apps on their service right now ("1000 free farmville bucks") that require users to spam the crap out of their user list to get the prize (which never comes) it isn't very surprising to see something like this happen.

    If nothing else, this is one of the reasons why Facebook doesn't belong in the classroom.

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