Video Scam - Missile Fired From Pro-Russian Militants to Malaysian Airliner MH-17
Jul 20, 2014
The Facebook post and the website below: "[ACTUAL FOOTAGE]Missile Fired From Pro-Russian Militants to Malaysian Airliner MH-17," are another Facebook video survey scam and hoax, which claim that you can watch actual footage of a missile being fired by pro-Russian militants to the Malaysian Airliner MH-17.
Please continue reading below.
Malaysian Airliner MH-17 was shot down last week, killing all 295 passengers and crew members.
This scam will trick you into 'liking', sharing or completing surveys, which it claims you have to do in order to watch the video. But, there is no such video, so do not be fooled into completing the surveys, liking or sharing it.
The Facebook Video Scam
Missile Fired From Pro-Russian Militants to Malaysian Airliner MH-17
How the Facebook Video Scam Works
If you click on the Facebook post or link (DO NOT), you will be taken to the malicious and fake Facebook website: www.s0cialmediavideos.com, and ask to share before you can view the 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.
Now, sharing this web page will only help spread this scam to other Facebook users. And, completing the surveys will only generate revenue for the cybercriminals behind this 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 this scam, remove the share Facebook post from your Timeline or Wall, because this will help stop the spreading of this 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.
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