Yet another scam is reportedly spreading like wildfire on the social networking giant, Facebook. The new scam claims to show a leaked video of Katy Perry. The scam message has a thumbnail image showing Katy Perry partially clothed, which is used to entice users on Facebook to click on the message. The scam is spreading across the network with the title – “Katy Perry Tape Finally Leaked (LEAKED Tape)”, along with the description – “You Will Hate Kety Parry After Watching This. Strictly For 18+”
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She has been Yahoo’s most searched queries of 2011 along with other celebrities.
Stay alert as this is a fake message spreading on Facebook. Clicking the scam link with take you to a bogus web page where you will see a fake video player. According to the bogus site, in order to watch the video you first need to share the post on you Facebook profile. In the second step, you need to click the “Like” button. However, even after completing the mentioned steps, there is no video shown. Instead, you will are presented with a set of online surveys.
The site states that you need to complete the offers to continue watching the video. Please do not waste your time on “sharing,” “liking,” or completing online surveys as there is no video shown after all.
Note: The scam uses multiple domains. You may see variations in the landing pages, but they are all the same.
When you try to close the bogus page, you will be prompted with a message stating – “Wait! You are today’s winner.” Well, it is just another trick to get users to fall for the trap. I recommended that you ignore the message and continue closing the page.
I suggest you to remove the scam from your news feed by clicking on the X mark on the top-right corner of the post. Alternatively, you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team.
As a precautionary measure, check the applications that are associated with your Facebook account, and make sure you remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you are not 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.