Earlier in July, we reported a Facebook scam that asked users to click on the scam link to view a video of a girl caught by her dad while she was stripping in front of a webcam. Another similar Facebook scam was reported to be spreading which stated – Dad caught girl having fun on Chatroulette.
Well, yet another alike scam is underway. The scam titled – LOOL What a FAIL! She was recording HOT VIDEO, and her father CAME IN!. The scam has a straightforward message that reads – Press play to watch, where users will automatically fall for this scam by clicking on the message.
Although the message is a scam, it is highly recommended that you DO NOT click on the message. If you do so, your Facebook account will be click-jacked and like-jacked automatically. Sometimes, such scam messages download malware programs on your computer without your knowledge that may expose your personal details like name, email id, credit card and other credentials.
When you click the link provided in the scam message, it will hijack your Facebook account by automatically posting the scam message on your Facebook wall and likingit. You will also be asked to verify that you are over 13 years of age.
Avoiding such scams is not easy on Facebook, but you can always follow caution. Clif had written a nice post on How To Avoid Facebook LIfeJacking Scams, it is definitely a worthwhile read to find and spot such 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.