Another new video related Facebook scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook. The scam is similar to earlier scams like the Brother rapes and ills sister scam, Girl raped by Teacher in Classroom scam and the Ex Girlfriend Revenge Video scam where pictures of scantily clad women or couple in compromising positions accompany the updates.
The current scam is similar to earlier survey scams, where users are asked to complete a survey before they can watch the video in question. However, after completing the survey no video is shown and instead the user’s wall page is updated with a similar message that they had originally clicked on thus further spreading the scam.
The new scam is going around with messages like:
OMg,, Towel Pilling Prank Sets this poor girl totally undressed scam.
It is totally shocking as well as somewhat humorous
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.