It was probably too lucrative to ignore – Facebook is now directly in the offers business (yes, all that Scamville stuff) as a way to pay for Facebook Credits, which can then be used to buy virtual goods in games and other apps on Facebook. We reported that this was in the works earlier this week.
In our Scamville series of posts last October we exposed the massive user fraud occurring Facebook and MySpace social games. Fake quizzes tied to long term mobile subscriptions, malware-laden toolbar downloads and other scams were the center of the controversy. The industry did a lot of talking in the wake of those posts and some long term changes have been made. For the most part, for example… → Read More