2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA Facebook Video Scam
By on April 16th, 2012

A new video scam message is circulating around the social networking giant Facebook, taking advantage of users curiosity who have been searching for an answer to the question – if the World is going to end in 2012 or not. The video scam message indicates that NASA has confirmed the 2012 doomsday and the World is going to come to an end.

The scam is spreading with the title – “2012 DOOMSDAY CONFIRMED: NASA WARNS BE PREPARED!!(LEAKED VIDEO)..NO SURVEY’S!!” and message – “Know what to expect after seeing this leaked NASA video..NO SURVEY’S!!”

2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA - Facebook Scam

Please be cautious that this is a scam message and there is no such confirmation report from NASA about the world coming to an end. The scammer who has created this message is taking advantage of users’ curiosity of the question – will the world come to an end in 2012 or not?

Clicking the scam message link will take you to a page that is designed to look like a Facebook page. The page consists of a fake video player along with the Facebook Comment Box. Clicking on the “Play” button will ring the Facebook Share button, and asks the viewer to share the message before viewing the video. However, even after sharing the message, there is no video shown. In fact, you will be redirected to another bogus page.

2012 Doomsday Confirmed by NASA - Facebook Scam

Clicking such scam messages will automatically like-jack and click-jack your Facebook account without your knowledge. Sometimes, it may lead you to download malicious files into your computer that might enable scammers to access all your credentials including credit card details and email id.

In most cases, after clickjacking and likejacking your Facebook account, you will be directed to a survey page where the scammer promises to show you the video/image after completing the survey. However, there will be no video/image shown after you have completed the survey, since they’re all a fake.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click any links on such scam messages. The best way to deal with this is to ignore it or delete/remove it from your Facebook wall. To remove a post from your Facebook wall, just click on the “X” mark on the top-right corner of the post. You may also want to Mark it as spam, so that your friends and other Facebookers are not affected.

Here’s an article on Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.  We have also compiled a list of Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

Joel Fernandes has written and can be contacted at joel@techie-buzz.com.

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