"Giant Bat Captured Video What is it?" - Facebook Video Scam
September 7, 2014
February 11, 2014
The Facebook post: "GIANT BAT CAPTURED, What is it?" is another video scam, designed by cybercriminals to trick Facebook users into installing or giving a malicious Facebook application access to their accounts. The scam claims that a military team in the Philippines captured a giant bat and a video of this event can be viewed if the viewer installs a malicious Facebook application.
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The "GIANT BAT CAPTURED" Facebook Post
GIANT BAT CAPTURED, What is it?
There is no video of a giant bat, as depicted in the photo above, so please do not click on the link or follow any instructions on the post, if it is displayed on your Facebook Wall or Timeline.
Malicious Facebook Application - uTube Trending Videos
This application (uTube Trending Videos) will prompt you to give it access to your Facebook account. If you do, it will send itself to all of your Facebook friends, which will only help to spread this scam to other Facebook users.
The scammers may change the name of their malicious Facebook application.
If you have already installed this malicious Facebook application, please click here for instructions on how to remove it.
Although, there is no video of the giant bat depicted in the photo above, there are mega bats called 'Golden-Capped fruit bats', 'Flying Foxes', or 'Giant Golden-crowned', which have a wing-span of up to 6 feet.
For information about these bats, you may view the YouTube video below.
If you are not able to view the Youtube video above, click here.
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