A new scam is spreading in Facebook with a vulgar picture and various different signatures. The wall messages for each of the scam messages are unique and different which will make it harder to track, but the base message of the scam is "OMG HOLLY SHIT VIDEO MUST SEE" followed by names of popular personalities.
The Facebook scam video is spreading with the following text and leads to different websites in different messages.
99% delle persone non è possibile guardare il video più di 25 secondi
Ti sfido a guardare questo
The scam message is spreading in various languages as well. The scam is similar to earlier scams which used videos as a way for people to click on the link. Earlier scams included some of the one’s listed below.
- OMG This is what happened to his Ex Girlfriend!!!
- OMG!! Watch What Happened to His Ex Girlfriend
- OMG Can’t Believe Justine Beiber Did This To A Girl
- OMG Look What This Kid Did To His School Once Expelled
- You Will Hate Rihanna After Watching This Video!
- OMG Ex-Girlfriend Revenge
Clicking on the video link in the message will take users to a blogspot blog which is designed to look similar to Facebook. This trick was also recently used in the Top 10 Videos of 2012 Facebook spam.
The website will then ask you to install a plugin on your browser. We WARN YOU NOT to install the plugin as it is a rogue ware and can allow the attacker to track your browsing habits and also send sensitive information back to them. Please keep away from the plugin and also inform your friends about it.
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.