Facebook Video Scam - "Uncut Video Rare - Mermaid Found Inside a Shark"
April 19, 2015
April 13, 2014
The Facebook video post: " [UNCUT VIDEO] RARE! Mermaid found inside a shark!", which takes Facebook users to a fake Facebook website, in an attempt to trick them into sharing it or completing surveys, by promising to show them a video depicted by the image in the Facebook post, is a scam. There is no video.
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The Facebook Video Scam: Mermaid found inside a shark
[UNCUT VIDEO] RARE! Mermaid found inside a shark!
NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Mermaid found inside a shark! Exclusive Footabge@
If you click on this Facebook post (DO NOT), you will be taken to one of the following fake Facebook websites:
Note: these scammers will create other websites.
Once on the website, the victim will be asked to complete surveys or share the same website before he/she can view the video. Now, sharing this web page will only help spread this scam to other Facebook users. And, completing the surveys will only generate revenue for the cybercriminals behind this scam.
The victim on the other hand, will not be able to view the video that they were promised, because it doesn't exist.
If you have shared this scam, remove the share Facebook post from your Timeline or Wall, because this will help stop this scam from spreading to other Facebook users.
This Facebook scam is similar to the following:
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