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Shark Eats the Swimming Man in an Ocean Facebook Survey Scam

Date: January 02, 2014 1:10 AM - Views: 63,983 - Article ID:5284 - Comments: 7
Shark Eats the Swimming Man in an Ocean  Facebook Survey Scam

The Facebook post below: "Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean", is a Facebook survey 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, liking or sharing the post. 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 'Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean' Fake Facebook Post

The 'Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean' Fake Facebook Post
[Exclusive] Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean !!
elentra.scoretopic. es
-Watch the Video-Heart breaking footage behind the scene !!

Clicking on the Facebook post will take you to the malicious website below:
hxxp://discoverfacts. es/shark.php
Malicious website discoverfacts. es - Shark eats the swimming man

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.

If you are taken the website hxxp://discoverfacts. es/, please do not follow any instructions on it and exit it. This is because this website is also responsible for other Facebook scams.

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 (7)

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  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thankyou very much ! I was well taken "IN" by it/them and will be aware of these in the future next time !

  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you! Iwondered what those stupid surveys had to do with a video.

  • Blakie: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for this information.

  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The sad part is that people WANT to see this stuff. Human life means nothing to some people now, just a video they can 'like'. No respect

  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    You call this "cybercriminal" i call this Creative Marketing..

  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is not how shark bites. The mouth of the shark is under the body. The shark has to turn to bite and not lifting the person above the water.

  • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    This does not look like a shark attacking. The mouth of the shake is under the body and has to turn and bite. The shark cannot bite straight because of its forehead.

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