A new scam is underway on Facebook with the title Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez New Kissing Video Leaked !!! [link], tricking users to click on the scam link, which claims to show a video of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kissing each other. This is a fake video link. Do not click on it.
Clicking on the scam link will take you to a page where you will notice a fake YouTube player which has the following message on it – “To watch the video, click on SHARE and then click on WATCH!”
Unlike other scams, which ask users to complete online surveys in order to watch a video, this scam, however, asks users to directly click on sharebutton in order view the video clip. However, even after sharingthe message, there is no video show.
At times, the user will be redirected to another page to complete online surveys. Completing surveys will yield you nothing, but scammers will definitely make money out of it. Scammers generally create such scam messages to trick users by asking them to complete surveys.
I suggest you not to click on messages like this or share them with your friends. Please delete/remove the scam message from your news feed by clicking xon the top-right corner of the post. Alternatively you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team.
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 Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.