Scam: "Shocking Video - Worlds Largest Snake Found In Brazil"

Updated on: Jan 4, 2015 - Posted on: December 31, 2013 5:32 AM - Viewed: 213,503 times
Scam: "Shocking Video - Worlds Largest Snake Found In Brazil"

The Facebook post below: "SHOCKING VIDEO World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil," is a survey and Facebook 'like/share’ scam. This scam will trick you into 'liking', sharing and completing surveys, which the cyber-criminals behind it will benefit from. There is no video, so do not be tricked into completing the surveys. Cyber-criminals will use graphic or fake images, which they claim is a video, to trick gullible Facebook users into clicking on, thinking they will be able to view the videos depicted by the images.

The Fake Facebook Post: ‘World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil!!'

Shocking Video Worlds Largest Snake Found In Brazil Facebook Scam
[SHOCKING VIDEO] World's Largest Snake Found In Brazil!!
croc.xandyfree. com
93% Of People Can't Watch This For More Than 10 Seconds!

[SHOCKING VIDEO] World's Biggest Snake Found In Brazil!

tumbleboost. com

92% Of People Can't Watch This For More Than 13 Seconds!

Clicking on the Facebook post will take you to the malicious website below:
http://www.croc.xandyfree .com
Fake Facebook www.croc.xandyfree. com

This website will ask you to complete surveys in order to prove that you are at least 18 or ask to share/like. But, this is a trick to get you to complete the surveys that the cybercriminals behind this scam will get paid for or to spread this scam to your Facebook friends.

Remember, there is no video and this is a scam. If this post appears on your Facebook Wall/Timeline, please report it to Facebook and tell your Facebook friends that the post appeared to have been sent from, that their Facebook accounts may have been compromised, or they have a malicious Facebook application installed.

Tell them to click the link below for information on how to remove malicious applications from their Facebook accounts.

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Also, the same friend that this Facebook post came from, probably was tricked into sharing.

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  • Posted: 3 months, 4 weekso ago by an anonymous user from Beckenham, Bromley, United Kingdom:

    That happened to me with the germanwings video. ~


  • Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago by an anonymous user from Pakistan:

    But I have already shared this post. Will anything happen to my account? ~


    • Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago by info:

      Nothing will happen to your account if you share it.

      Sharing only helps spread this scam to other Facebook users. ~


  • Posted: Jan 16, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan:

    Thank you so much for informing us! ~


    • Posted: Jul 15, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from Gaborone, South-East, Botswana:

      Does anteka snake exits. ~


      • Posted: Jul 15, 2014 ago by info:

        No. ~


  • Posted: Jan 5, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from City of, London, United Kingdom:

    How do I delete from my timeline? ~


    • Posted: Jan 18, 2014 ago by info:

      Click here for instructions on how to remove something posted on your Facebook Timeline. ~


  • Posted: Jan 4, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from Hayden, Idaho, United States:

    There's no Facebook application used by these "Share To Watch" websites so the only way they are able to post to profiles is by the users doing it themselves. It's not malicious or anything of the sort. The user chooses to do it and if they don't want to, they can leave. I don't know, I think it's a pretty creative form of marketing. ~


  • Posted: Jan 2, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States:

    I knew right away, this is a fake! ~


  • Posted: Jan 1, 2014 ago by an anonymous user from Tennessee, United States:

    Thank you for the timely information. ~