Right after I published a post on how one canon how one can avoid Facebook scams, I noticed a new scam message on my Facebook news feed. The scam titled – “OMG!! Watch what happened to his ex girlfriend when she reveals a secret” with an awful message that states This girl couldn’t walk for weeks after this… Genious revenge!”. The scam has occurred earlier and has spread under several different messages.
The scam is spreading with messages like these among others:
- She is due to go to the hospital after this, could not walk properly for days.
- [Video] OMG! See what happened to his Ex Girlfriend!
- LOL. She could not walk straight for days!
Clicking on the video link will open a page in a new tab in your browser where you will be asked to verify that you are over 13 years of age. As you can see from the screenshot, there are two options – “Jaa” and “Peruuta” (Finnish words) which in English mean “Share” and “Cancel” respectively.
Clicking on any of these buttons will like-jack your Facebook account and the message will be posted on your Facebook wall stating that you likethe video causing your friends to also fall for this trap.
You can mark the scam message as inappropriateby clicking the Xmark on the top-right corner of the message. Alternatively, you can report the scam to Facebook Security. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family so that they are not tricked into clicking on the enticing message.
Facebook scam messages are ever increasing and it’s quite hard to avoid them. Here is an article on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams
Here’s an article on Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook for you to look through. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from 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.