Yet again the “Brother rapes and kills his sister – Shocking Video” scam is continuing to spread on Facebook. The scam was earlier reported in June, and is now spreading again like wildfire. I just wonder why Facebook can’t do anything in stopping scam messages from spreading like this.
The scam message had lured users to click on it, which then click-jacked their account by automatically posting it and “liking” it on their Facebook wall. The current scam message titled Brother Rapes sister Shocking Videois spreading in a similar fashion. When users click on the message, they are redirected to a blogspot page, where they are asked to verify that they are older than 13 years of age by clicking the “Jaa” button twice.
“Jaa” is a Finnish word, which in English means “to share”. So clicking the “Jaa” button will not “verify” your age, but will post the message on your Facebook wall and automatically “like” it. It also states that by clicking the “Jaa” button, you agree to the Terms of Service (TOS) and will not violate it. I wonder what its TOS are.
After you have clicked on “Jaa” button, you will be then redirected to another website where you will be asked to complete a set of surveys. However, you will not be shown any video. Whatsoever happens, DO NOT click on the Jaabutton. Scammers create such scams with titles and descriptions that make users curious to click on links and force them to complete surveys.
Scammers are paid money if they get users to complete surveys. Sometimes it may lead to downloading malware programs on your computer and thus puts your personal information and identity to risk. It is always advised and recommended that you avoid such scam messages and report them as spam.
We have compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.