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Shocking Video Worlds Largest Snake Found In Brazil Facebook Scam

Date: December 31, 2013 5:32 AM - Views: 178,060 - Article ID:5278 - Comments: 6
Shocking Video Worlds Largest Snake Found In Brazil Facebook Scam

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 cybercriminals behind it will benefit from. There is no video, so do not be tricked into completing the surveys. Cybercriminals 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 ‘SHOCKING VIDEO World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil!!” Fake Facebook Post

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!

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[SHOCKING VIDEO] World's Biggest Snake Found In Brazil!
tumbleboost. com
92% Of People Can't Watch This For More Than 13 Seconds!

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Clicking on the Facebook post will take you to the malicious website below:
hxxp://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.

Easily Delete or Remove Facebook Applications

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

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Comments or Questions (6)

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  • Anonymous: 3 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for informing us!


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    How do I delete from my timeline?


    • info: 3 months, 1 week ago

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


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    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.


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I knew right away, this is a fake!


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for the timely information.


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