Update: Another scam about Nicki Minaj is being spread on Facebook with the message “Nicki Minaj Gets Caught on Tape (LEAKED Tape)“, so please stay away from it.
A new scam on Facebook is underway, which claims to show a sex video of the hip hop and R&B recording artist, Nicki Minaj who recently rose to fame after becoming a member of the rapping group Young Money.
The scam titled – “NlCKl MlNAJ S E X TAPE – EXCLUSIVE!!!” comes along with a description which reads – “Her boyfriend gave this tape to a BBC Reporter. Watch it live before it is taken down by her lawyers” is a click-jacking scam, and is spamming the entire social network.
The scam is spreading in different version. One of the versions will take you to a bogus BBC News webpage, which contains an image that appears like a YouTube video player. Clicking on the play button will click-jack and like-jack your Facebook account, and will automatically post the message on your wall. The message will spread across your friends news feed, who will then be a victim of the scam.
After clicking on the play button, you will be redirected to another page where you will be asked to complete a set of online surveys. However, even after completing all the surveys, there isn’t any video shown.
The other version of the scam is a Facebook application. The application will request you to grant permissions to post messages on your Facebook wall. By granting permissions to the app, the app will constantly start spamming your wall with the scam message. The app might also gain access to your personal information and photos.
I recommend that you avoid clicking on the scam message if you come across it. It is dangerous to click on unsolicited URLs as it may automatically download malware programs, which are designed to gather user credentials like username, password and credit card details, and email them to cyber-criminals without your knowledge. Recommend your friends to avoid clicking on this message or alert them by sharing this post.
If you come across this post, you know what to do. Delete it! Alert your friends by asking them not to share or likethe message. Alternatively you can report the scam to the Facebook Security team. Also, please go through the official document released by Facebook, which will definitely help you tackle scam messages. The document is available for free and you can download a copy of it from the Facebook Security Page.
We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook that you might want to have a look at. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and alert them about the scam.
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