A new scam on Facebook is underway, which claims to show a leaked video of Kim Kardashian making out with someone. The scam has the title – “Kim Kardashian Exposed!” followed by a link and a description that states – “Kim Kardashian home made tape leaked!!”
Please beware that this is a fake message that is being spread across the social network. When users click on the scam link, they are taken to a fake page, which appears like Facebook and contains a video player -
Clicking on the play button will not load the video, but will give you a warning message stating that the video is rated 18+, and in order to watch the video you need to “confirm your account and verify your age.”
However, after “sharing” the post on your Facebook Wall, you will be provided with a set of online surveys, which you are asked to complete before you can watch the video. Please note that even after completing the surveys there is NO video shown. Please DO NOT waste your time in completing online surveys. Scammers generally create such scams to get users to complete online surveys. They get paid as commission when they get users to complete surveys like this.
Sometimes it may result in downloading malware programs or other malicious files, which could possibly harm your computer. These files are programmed in a way to steal your personal and confidential information without your knowledge.
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 Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.