Earlier today, a bomb went off in OSLO killing several innocent people and injuring many. The blasts were carried out by terrorists, but it looks like Facebookscammers are out to fool people and make use of the tragic incident as a background.
A new Facebook Scam is doing the rounds of Facebook where people are sharing updates saying “[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”. There is no such video available on the internet and the the users are just scamming people and having them click on the links and making money for themselves.
Earlier this month, scammers used the Casey Anthony case and spread scam saying; Leaked Video of Casey Anthony Confessing to Lawyer! Facebook Scam. They also took advantage of Ryan Dunn’s death and spread a scam Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS EXCLUSIVE Video.
Additionally, earlier this year, scammers also took advantage of the Osama Bin Laden killing and spread scams like Osama Dead Censored Video Leaked Wikileaks Video, Osama Bin Death Video among other things. The scammers have also not left celebrities like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus by spreading scams like OMG Can’t Believe Justin Beiber Did This To A Girl and Warning: Miley Cyrus Sick Video.
Overall, the scammers take advantage of people and their curiosity and spread their scams during a big event or disaster. They don’t care about the sufferings, all they care about is to fool you and make money.
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.