Facebook WARNING: Avoid the “[HOW AWFUL] At 15-years, she did THIS publicly in high school while drunk!!!” SCAM, similar to the wall post below:
The scam message reads as follows:
CAUGHT ON VIDEO- she did THIS in public! WAS it right to let her do that In PUBLIC??
Why you should Avoid it:
This fake link leads to a malicious website page with a “PLAY” button enticing you to watch, but clicking “PLAY” only publishes that you “Like” this video to your Profile Wall and to your friends’ News Feeds. As you can see below, the facebook user here must have tried that “play button” twice!!
You still wont get to see any video but instead you are told to complete a survey to verify your age before actually viewing it. If you complete the survey (you shouldn’t!), you will be tricked into believing that you may win an expensive prize if you provide your mobile phone number…BUT your telephone number will be used to automatically subscribe to an ongoing expensive premium rate service by SMS text messages costing you over £3 everytime as well as a one-off charge of around £10 for joining the subscription!!! After giving your mobile phone number you will be presented with more surveys that try to gain even more personal information which can be used for marketting and/or identity fraud.
If you or your friends have fallen victim to this scam, then a full computer system scan must be carried out using the most up-to-date Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software, some of which can be found in the List of Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Firewall Software HERE. In case you submitted a telephone number for any surveys, then you should contact your service provider or carrier immediately to avoid any bogus charges.
The affected facebook user’s wall must also be cleaned out of all spam messages that may have been automatically posted after a Click-Jacking attack (Like-Jacking or Comment-Jacking). Just follow the simple instructions in the following links:
Detailed Instructions to remove Fake Scam Links – HERE
Detailed Instructions to remove Fake Applications – HERE
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