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Facebook "Are you interested" is a scam - What can I do?

Posted on 2011-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
It appears that Facebook's

"Are you interested" dating thing is a scam,

Which isn't surprising, cause compared to eHarmony and others, it was useless.

I am not sure if I gave them a credit card, and I can't see a control panel to close my account, or disassociate my card, so I can never be billed again.

What can I do? - to cancel and never be charged again? refund?
Question by:beavoid
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maxgonzalez earned 400 total points
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I have had this happen to me as well. Unfortunately, this has more to do with spam tied to questionable apps.  The best thing to do is remove the app from your facebook profile, and report the app for the specific reasons.  More than likely it is spam trying to piggyback onto the app to infect facebook.

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bill30 earned 1600 total points
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I would contact your credit card company and let them know what happened.  They can block the charge from occurring.  Also they can get a phone number for any internet charge that appears on your credit card, giving you someone to call and make them cancel your account.  The easiest way to spot it will be the exact amount charged, as they might bill under another name.

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Good Idea! How do I remove the app? I couldn't see an apps section.

Will they still have my credit card, though ?

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bill30 earned 1600 total points
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Log into your account

Click on the account tab, then privacy settings

Near the bottom left of the page click on the link that says "edit your settings"

Now at the extreme right of the "apps you use" area, click on the button that says "edit settings"

click on the x at the right of the app you want to remove, then confirm!

If you gave them your credit card info they still have it, I still recommend calling your credit card company, or watching your bill closely.

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So far, I have not been billed $54,000 from Nigerian Offshore Trade  company.


When I called for my card, Wells Fargo told me that the thing to do now, is to have a separate Debit Card, just for internet purchases, so keep, like, $1000 in there or something, and use or refill as needed.
That way, when a crew steals your money, it is almost nothing..
Especially, when I have almost paid off my house.

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