Free costumes, clothes & collectibles? This YoVille scam can fool anyone!

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Thanks to Meryl who posted a link to the site on yvlounge.com. Meryl lost more than 50,000 coins in addition to different valuable items.

Every YoVille player should check this scam and warn their friends about it. Feel free to share your experience with scamming sites in comments but do not post links.

The address is yoville-premium.*****. Tempting right? This link will take you to a page that looks like an older version of YoVille.com. As you can see in the picture below, it has all the links to blog, forum, the official YoVille log, Zynga logo....

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fakeyv.JPG

The spelling mistakes in the message should alert you. Unfortunately, most of the time gamers are in a hurry and don't read carefully. It is a free costume after all!!

Here is the real YoVille.com page. Very similar.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/realyv.JPG

Clicking on " Play" will take you to a page that looks like the real application page. It has the YoVille bar, Facebook ads, and even the links in the top Facebook bar work.

The chat toolbar from the old Facebook design is also present and it works showing 0 friends inline and some notifications.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Free-costumes1.JPG

The fake YoVille bar:

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Freefree.JPG

The real YoVille bar:

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/truebar1.JPG

Most tabs and link work. The YoCash window will open but you won't be able to buy.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/yocash.JPG

I usually verify an application by clicking on the small link at the end of the page but it in this case, the link forwards you to the official YoVille page on Facebook. You won't doubt anything.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/yolinkn.JPG

The " Free Costumes" tab has all the OLD costumes.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Free-costumes1.JPG

The " Free Collectibles" tab has all the cool collectibles.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/free-collectibles1.JPG

Wondering if they put the me-rare collectibles? Well, they did. The dance floor, water balloon machine. stages... are all there waiting for you to send them!

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/collectibles2.JPG

And even rare clothes:

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/clothes.JPG

After you choose an item and hit proceed, you will be forwarded to this page. We all know that Zynga never asks for your passwords, but facebook does. Facebook connect usually asks for your login details.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/user.JPG

This is what the real Facebook connect to YoVille looks like ( It is usually a pop-up and not a page).

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/reallogin.JPG

I couldn't resist trying it out, so i created an empty email and tried to login.

DO NOT TRY THIS WITH YOUR REAL ACCOUNTS.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/login.JPG

All what I got was a dimmed screen of my Facebook home page.

http://live.yvlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/dim.JPG

Most probably the scammers get your email and password, log in to your YoVille account and transfer all that can be transferred to their accounts. We will forward the link to Zynga.

Always remember not to share your login details with anyone. Stay tuned for more.

This article originally appeared on YoVille Lounge.

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