Beware of "You Will Not Use Head and Shoulders Shampoo After Watching This Video" Scam
Jan 20, 2015
Jun 26, 2014
The Facebook video scam: "[12+ VIDEO] You Will Not Use Head & Shoulders Shampoo After Watching This Video," will take Facebook users to a fake Facebook website, in an attempt to trick them into sharing it or completing surveys, by promising to show them a video of an unusual and abnormal creature growing on someone's body. But, it is a scam and there is no video.
Please continue reading below.
The image on the person's skin is a "Lotus Seed Pod", and it was edited and placed on the skin using a photo editing software like PhotoShop.
The Lotus Seed Pod
Cybercriminals are continuously sending out different Facebook video scams, so please do not complete surveys, share or "like" a website in order to view a video.
How the Facebook Video Scam Works
If you click on the Facebook post (DO NOT), you will be taken to the malicious and fake Facebook website: www.standmixerreview.biz, and ask to share before you can view the video.
The Fake Facebook Video Post
[12+ VIDEO] You Will Not Use Head & Shoulders Shampoo After Watching This Video
The scammers or cybercriminals behind this scam will change the website names and images, so watch out for similar scams with different website names and images.
Once on the website, the victim will be asked to complete surveys or share the same website before he/she can view the video.
But, sharing the web page will only help spread the scam to other Facebook users. And, completing the surveys will only generate revenue for the cybercriminals behind the scam.
The victim on the other hand, will not be able to view the video that they were promised, because it doesn't exist.
If you have shared the scam, remove the share Facebook post from your Timeline or Wall, because this will help stop the spreading of the scam.
If you are asked to share, "like”, complete surveys in order to view a video, picture or other content, is the first sign that you are being tricked or scammed. You do not need to do any of these things in order to view any content on Facebook and the rest of the internet.
The Facebook scam is similar to the following:
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