This is a new spam that had hit my inbox multiple times today, Seems like this has become viral and people are spammed by their friends which make them believe its real and go out and click to watch the video.
Title of Spam –
98 Percent of People Cant Watch This Video for More than 15 Seconds
The Thumbnail of the link looks like a Video Player but actually is a hyperlink disguised as an image, The spam does not post on your wall instead the spammer inboxes you the link on your facebook account.
The Spam Post Looks like this In Your Inbox –
Since the link is a direct hyperlink to a website, It will redirect you to a website which will tempt you to click on the Share on facebook button, The site will ask you to share the webpage on your facebook account to proceed to watch the picture/video. This act of yours will make the spam viral since your other friends will be curious and click on the link to see the picture/video.
The Webpage looks like this –
What Will Happen If I Mistakenly Click the Share button?
- You will be spamming your friends.
- Excessive spamming might lead to our facebook account being suspended.
- The fake webpages might be infected with malwares. (in some cases)
- If the page asks you for login credentials, Then it is a Phishing Page and will steal your username password.
If you mistakenly clicked the link, Then don’t worry just don’t share the page by clicking the Recommend button. After you close the page, Logout of all your accounts (FB,Gmail etc) and download and use CCleaner to clear any tracking cookies left by the webpage. Also run a Virus Scan.
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- Secure Your Facebook Account
Share this post on your facebook and twitter account and alert your friends of the facebook spam.