A new Facebook scam is spreading in various version. This new Facebook scam is an old version and has a signature similar to the 99% People Can’t See This Video scam and the 98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds and the U.S. attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia World War 3 Virus.
Clicking on the URL in the link will take you to a page which looks very similar to Facebook (see screenshot above) and asks you to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download a extension or plugin for your browser which could snoop on your browsing habits and steal personal and important information from your PC.
This could also mean that the scammers have access to your banking and credit card information. So take this very seriously and do not click on those links.
There have also been a lot of other video scams spreading on Facebook including the Police Office Good Deed before dying scam, OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend and OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend when She Reveals a Secret. We urge you to stay away from links which are enticing as they might contain viruses and also spread the malware among your friends.
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 Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
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. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.