Facebook Scam - "Watch Paul Walker Horrific Car Crash Caught On Camera"
April 21, 2015
December 9, 2013
Cyber-criminals are already taking advantage of Paul Walker's tragic dead by creating the Facebook post: "Watch Paul Walker Horrific Car Crash Caught On Camera!!!". This is a scam and was created to lure persons to a malicious website, install a malicious Facebook application or complete surveys. This malicious hoax claims that there is a video of Paul Walker's horrific car crash, and you can watch it.
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The Paul Walker Scam
[SHOCKING VIDEO] Watch Paul Walker Horrific Car Crash Caught On Camera!!!!!! Hosted [SHOCKING VIDEO] Watch Paul Walker Horrific Car Crash Caught On Camera!!!!!! Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise "Fast & Furious," died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.
The horrific video of Paul Walker’s accident that occurred on Saturday, November 30, 2013, which this malicious post claims that you can watch, doesn't exist. The post above will only take you to a malicious website, ask you to install a malicious Facebook application or ask you to complete surveys, which they the scammers will be paid for.
Scammers create these hoaxes to lure persons to malicious websites, trick them into liking a Facebook post, trick them into granting them access to their Facebook accounts or trick them into completing surveys that they, the scammers, will be paid for.
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Do not use Facebook as you legitimate news source. If something is posted on Facebook, please verify it by visiting one of the reputable news websites. And, if you asked to install an application to view a video or any form of information, please do not.
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