A new video scam called "OMG Check Out This Jumping Crab", similar to the check out my home video scam is spreading on Facebook. The scam is dangerous because it downloads a virus/malware to your computer.
The Facebook scam is spreading with the following message:
OMG! CHECK OUT THIS? Jumping Crab learn more about jumpingbaby
Of late, I have seen this scam spread with several different messages. However, it looks like the people behind the scam are similar because they are targeting people and asking them to install a "DivX Plugin" and a "YouTube premium plugin". DO NOT Install anything because it is a malware/virus.
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 the 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.