A new scam is underway on Facebook which claims to show a video and assumes that 98 percent of users won’t be able to watch it for more than 25 seconds. The scam is spreading across the social network giant – Facebook with the following title – “98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds” and a message that reads – “CLICK LINK TO WATCH VIDEO & SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN LAST!!
A scam that we reported earlier in June had a similar title 99% People Can’t See This Video For More Than 25 Seconds Facebook Scam.
This is a spam message that is spreading on Facebook with a link that leads to a bogus page upon click it, where you will notice a fake video player. You are asked to share the message before you can watch the video, after which you will be shown the following video
Sometimes, after having shared the video, you will be redirected another spam website where you will be asked to complete a set of online surveys.
You can notice that the link has been shared more than 5,000 users, which itself indicates that the scam is rapidly spreading on Facebook. It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams.
As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.