Another new video scam is spreading on Facebook where users are being enticed with names of celebrities and more spreading a so called "homemade video".
The Facebook scam is spreading with the following message and uses names of celebrities and friends as well.
OMG! CHECK OUT THIS? Check Out my homemade video, View the Suck Video of my Partner. My Sex Video for you. View My xXx Site. Watch H O T S 3 X Video happened On TV. freefreefri.us.mn.
The site in question fools the user by spoofing the Facebook website and asking users to disable their Antivirus software. However, DO NOT DO IT because the app may install virus or malware on your computer.
If you click on the video link will download an executable which will spoof the VLC player and install viruses and Trojans on your computer. So stay away from it. There have been several other nasty video scams on Facebook lately including the Justin and Selena bedroom hidden camera scam and Whitney Houston death scam among others.
In addition to downloading virus/malware on your computer it will also post the message on your wall thus making your friends a target.
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.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the 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. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.