A new Facebook scam is rapidly spreading on the social networking site with the message 14 Year Old Girls Attack and Strip a 5th Grade Boy [link]” enticing users to click, share and like the message in order to watch the video.
The scam message claims to show the video only if you have shared the link with your friends and liked it. The message is spreading with different links, however, they all redirect to a same webpage. The video clip is found to be very disturbing where a five year old kid is being stripped by a bunch of girls.
Unlike other scam messages, this scam does not require you to complete any online surveys. This is a clickjacking and like-jacking scam. Clicking on the “share” or “like” button may result in downloading malware programs or other malicious files, which could possibly harm your computer.
Sometimes, these malware programs are designed to gather user information including email ids, user names, passwords and credit card details. Sometimes these malicious programs are downloaded automatically where users are blindly infected.
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.