After a brief lull a new Facebook video scam has made its way the social networking website. The new Miley Cyrus scam is spreading similar to older scams where users are made to believe that celebrities are doing nasty things which are caught on video.
The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message and is accompanied by a NSFW image:
OMG! I Cant Believe That Miley Cyrus Can Do This!
I cant believe MILEY Sucked it so hard! She Is Desperate!
In February and March, a lot of similar scams had made their way to Facebook which included OMG Have You Watched This Embarrassing Videos on Live TV, Hidden Camera in Selena and Justin’s Bedroom and Whitney Houston’s dead video scams. Also, Miley Cyrus has also been part of previous Facebook scams like the I Lost All Respect for Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video! and the Miley Cyrus Sick Video Scam.
The current Miley Cyrus scam takes users to a webpage which looks very similar to Facebook and contains a fake video player and comments. Clicking on the play link on the video asks you to share the page on Facebook before you can start watching the video in question. However, sharing the link does not do anything and it will keep prompting you to share the video to watch it.
Even though the Miley Cyrus spam is not as deadly as other Facebook spam messages, it is definitely annoying when your friends see NSFW images on their timeline. It is always better to control your curiosity.
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