Cybercriminals have started relying on the popularity of the Chikka Text Messenger (Chikka) application to promote their schemes. Experts warn that a fake Chikka Facebook app is currently making the rounds on the social media website, promising users free phone credits and other prizes.
GFI Labs researchers came across a shady Facebook app page called ChikkaLoadPH, which promised potential victims all sorts of prizes as long as they accepted to complete a survey and promote the application among their friends.
Providing the fraudsters with personal information and sharing their scam will not do you any good because no one ever wins anything. On the other hand, the scammers not only make money because you complete the survey, but they also gain access to your Facebook timeline and your private details.
Furthermore, experts have found that the shady app page also connects to the victim’s Twitter account to promote the scam on Twitter as well.
The malicious app page has been taken offline, but users are advised to be on the lookout since the crooks can easily resurrect their scheme.