[Video] Police Officer Does Good Deed Before He Dies Moments Later Facebook Scam
By on February 2nd, 2012

Another new video scam is brewing on where scammers are using a good deed by a Police office to spread this new Facebook scam. The new Facebook scam is spreading with the following message

what a hero! or see how god works in strange ways [url]

Police officer does good deed before he dies moments later.

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Incredible video of a kind Policeman who does a kind deed but tragically gets killed! Exclusive footage!

The new scam is similar to earlier video scams like Chuck Norris death at 71 and where Bon Jovi was killed by spammers. Clicking on the URL leads users to a page which looks and feels like Facebook. However, users are asked to install an update before they play the video.

Policeman Shot Facebook Video Scam

The update in question is a malware and will install rogue software on your computer, so you are better off NOT INSTALLING anything. On the other hand, you would be safer if you do not click on the link itself. In addition to downloading malware to your computer, this scam will also start posting spam messages on your Timeline and affect your friends as well.

Also, 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. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.

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