A new scam is underway on Facebook which claims to show a video of an American rapper DeAndre Cortez Way, better known by his stage name “Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em”, or simply “Soulja Boy”, beating up his girl in public. The scam is spreading across the social network giant, Facebook with the following title – “LOST ALL RESPECT FOR SOULJA BOY AFTER WATCHING HIM BEAT UP HIS GIRL” and a message that reads – “CANT BELIEVE HE BEAT HER UP IN PUBLIC LIKE THAT WHY KIND OF MAN IS HE!!”
This is a spam message that is spreading on Facebook, and please do not share this with your friends. Clicking the scam will take you to a bogus page where you will notice a fake video player. You are asked to share the message before you can watch the video, after which you will be shown the following video -
I seriously have no clue what the lady in the video is trying to say! Figure it out yourself.
However, sometimes, after having shared the video, you will be redirected another spam website where you will be asked to complete a set of online surveys.
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.