Girl Has a Spider Living Inside of Her Skin! Facebook Scam
By on July 22nd, 2011

A new is rapidly spreading on where users are sharing a video on their timeline with the message "OMG. this is really gross GlRL HAS A SPlDER LlVlNG lNSlDE OF HER SKlN".

OMG Girl Spider in Skin Facebook Spam

The following update is written in all capital letters and has replaced the word "I" with an "L". The video also warns users that it has Mature Content. However, don’t fall for it, since it is nothing but Facebook Spam. The scam is similar to earlier scams like the OMFG: A Girl Raped by Her Teacher in the Classroom and Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister scam.

It tries to generate curiosity in users and then redirects them to a site where they are asked to fill out surveys before they can watch the video. As a user, you might fill out the survey and make money for the scammer, but there will be no video to view in the end.

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.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.  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.

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