Facebook has always been the hottest platform for scammers to spread (scam) messages. In the past few days, we have revealed several Facebook scams, however there are few such scams that are still active and rapidly spreading on Facebook despite of several warnings and blogs posts all over the Internet.
We’ve put together a list of some of the most active scams spreading on Facebook and what would happen if you click them.
This is the latest scam that has been spreading. Ryan Dunn was an American reality television personality who was killed in a car accident on June 20, 2011.
The scam indicates that there is video showing Ryan Dunn’s last words. The Facebook scam asks users to complete surveys and promises to show the video in the end, but the video does not exist. The scam message is then posted on the user’s wall to spread across the user’s friends list.
This like-jacking scam has been there for quite a long time. The scam contain a YouTube link which when clicked, spreads on the user’s wall.
The scam contains the user’s name along with a message which varies. The message states – “WTF [you-name] I can’t believe you’re in this video”, “ROFL I cant believe you’re tagged in this video”, “WTF!! [your-name] you should untag yourself from the video”, “OMG, I can’t believe you are tagged in this video”, “WTF!!!, why are you tagged in this video” and so on.
Upon clicking the the links, it will be automatically posted on your wall.
The scam started spreading on March 26th and it is the most active scam ever reported. The scam is about Marika Fruscio, an Italian journalist showing her breasts on Italian TV! There is actually a video on YouTube, but the link on Facebook is fake.
The scam is about Justin Bieber abusing a girl, but the fact is that there is no such video about Justin Bieber doing anything to a girl. This scam will ask you to fill out surveys and then lead you to a video that does not exist. And just like any other scam, it automatically posts on your wall and likes it.
The scam states that a girl committed suicide on Christmas eve after her dad posted on her Facebook wall.
Other Facebook Scams
Here are more Facebook scams that you should be aware of and avoid clicking them.
How to Avoid Scams?
Follow one simple rule – Do not click on any links, especially on short URLs. If you’re curious to know where that short URL leads to, then copy-paste the URL on LongURL.org to reveal the original URL