In a new trend, a new scam is spreading on Facebook in multiple ways. There are different updates related to the same thing and they are similar in nature. I have been writing about Facebook Scam for a while today. Previously, I wrote about the Oslo Blasts Security Camera Blast and the Girl Has a Spider Living Inside her Skin scam.
Now a new scam is spreading very rapidly on Facebook and it is going around in various flavors as given below;
- [Video] OMG! Watch as he gets REVENGE on his Ex Girlfriend. LOL. She could not walk properly for days!
- OMGF! See what she done after his Ex girlfriend posted This on here wall. I dare you to watch more than 44 second of this video!
- [Video] OMGG! This is what Happened to his Ex Girlfriend. LOL. She could not walk properly for days!
There are many more variants of the same scam and it is definitely not looking good because the rate at which it is spreading is alarming at best. We urge you to not click on this Facebook spam links and avoid clickjacking scams so that others are not affected by this.
The scam uses the same methods as earlier Facebook video scams and entices a user to click on the link and then directs them to a site where they are asked to fill out surveys before they can view a video. In the end, the user fills up the survey and makes money for the scammers and then dupes the users by not showing any video at all.
With more than 750 million users, Facebook is ripe for pickings and the scammers stand to make a decent amount of money even if they fool 1% of the Facebook users.
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.