A new video related scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook. The scam promises to show a video of a prank played by friends at a beach. This particular scam is very much similar to earlier scams where pictures of scantily clad women or couple in compromising positions accompany the updates.
The current scam is a click-jacking and like-jacking scam, which has the title – “AWESOME Video Topless Bikini Beach Prank”, and has a message that states – “One hot chick pranks her smoking hot friend with this instant classic. It’s winter now, so this will give you plenty of time to hone your approach before the summer”.
Clicking the scam link will take you to a fake web page where you will notice an image of a YouTube player. The page indicates that you will have to click on the share button in order to watch the video. However, after clicking on the share button, there is no video shown and instead the user’s Facebook account will be click-jacked and like-jacked, which will post the scam message on the user’s wall page.
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.
Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.
You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from 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.
Here’s the actual video that the scam promised to show