We have noticed yet another scam spreading on the social networking giant Facebook and Twitter. The new Facebook scam is spreading in various versions. It also has an older version with the signature similar to the 99% People Can’t See This Video scam and the 98 Percent of People Can’t Watch This Video for More Than 15 Seconds.
The scam titled – “OMG Have You Watched This Embarrassing S3x Videos on Live TV” has been spreading with the message – “Secret Leaked H0T S3X Videos About His Beautiful Girlfriend” on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a screen shot of it -
Clicking on the URL specified in the scam message will lead you to a page which designed to look exactly like a Facebook page (see screenshot above). As you can notice that the URL in the address bar is different and the page you have visited is a fake Facebook page. It is advised that you avoid clicking on any link on the page.
You are asked to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download an extension or plugin for your browser, which could sneak on your browsing habits, or steal personal and important information from your PC. It may also allow the scammer to get access to your financial details like bank account number, credit card information, and so on. So, take this very seriously and do not click on such links if you notice them on your Facebook wall.
There have also been a lot of other video scams spreading on Facebook including the Police Office Good Deed before dying scam, OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend and OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend when She Reveals a Secret. We urge you to stay away from links which are enticing as they might contain viruses and also spread the malware among your friends.
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 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.
We always keep our readers updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. So, make sure you’ve bookmarked our Techie Buzz Facebook Scams page. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.