We have noticed a new scam spreading on Facebook, enticing users to click on the scam link, which leads them a bogus Web page. The scam titled – “SCANDAL – Ramgen Revilla & Janelle M@nahan – S3XTAPE [VIDE0]” has a message – “WTF!! I never expected this” along with a link to a bogus site.
Clicking the scam link will take you to a page where you are prompted to download and install a missing plugin called “YouTube Premium”. There is no such plugin available from Google or YouTube. The plugin is rouge application, so DO NOT click on it, or install it on your computer. Installing the plugin will cause serious threat to your computer. It might also gather all your personal information as well as online account information and send them to the scammer.
Note: The scam uses multiple domains. You may see variations in the landing pages, but they are all the same.
Sometimes you will be presented with online surveys, and the site may ask you complete the surveys before you can watch any video. There is no video shown even after completing the surveys. Scammers mainly try to gather all your sensitive information such as email ids, passwords, credit card numbers, and so on. It’s strongly recommended that you DO NOT provide any of these details as the scammer might misuse them.
I suggest you to remove the scam from your news feed by clicking on the X mark on the top-right corner of the post. Alternatively you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team.
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.