Latest Scam On Facebook: [Video] – Look what this girl is wearing at the beach in front of thousands of people!
UPDATE 4/24/12: We have received multiple reports from our readers that there is now a new variation of the title the scammers are using for their fake links. The variation reads, “Look what this girl wore to the beach!”
Desperate scammers are once again attempting to exploit the curiosity of Facebook users and their friends and family. This time it’s a fake racy video of a girl in a skimpy pink bikini. We hate to rain on everyone’s parade, but there’s no video.
In short, if this happens to show up when you’re scrolling through your friends’ Facebook updates, don’t click it, don’t Like it, and don’t Share it.
How to spot it, and what it says:
[Video] – Look what this girl is wearing at the beach in front of thousands of people!
Do not click it. Tell your Facebook friends to avoid clicking on it, or to remove it if they have. Be a responsible Facebook samaritan. (see, “If you’ve already clicked on it” at end of this article post)
If you’re a curious techie (or, ehem… a bikini enthusiast):
Here’s what you would see…
If you click on the “fake YouTube video”, you would get a pop-up overlaying your screen as shown below:
By the time you get to this point, chances are the scammer would already have taken the liberty to Like/Share/Post it on your wall to attract a new round of unsuspecting victims to do the same as you did. This time, your very trusting Facebook friends.
If you’ve already clicked on it:
Go to your wall and remove the scammer’s post.
How to prevent this from spreading:
Tell your Facebook friends and family to stop clicking on it. Do the right thing.