Rotten Whales Explode In Canadian Town Like A Bomb - Facebook Video Scam
June 6, 2014
May 19, 2014
The Facebook video post: "Rotten Whales Explode In Canadian Town Like A Bomb," is a scam, created to trick Facebook users into completing surveys, "liking" or sharing a fake Facebook website. The post promises Facebook users a video of the Blue-Whale carcass that washed upon the shore of Trout River, Newfoundland, Canada, exploding. But, there is no video.
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A dead whale was washed upon the shores of Trout Riever, Newfoundland, but it didn't exploded due to the built up of gases produced by the bacteria feeding on the dead animal.
The Video Survey Scam: Rotten Whales Explode In Canadian Town Like A Bomb
Rotten Whales Explode In Canadian Town Like A Bomb
Clicking on this Facebook post (DO NOT) will only take you to the fake Facebook web site: www.adsvidz.com/whale-explode/.
Now, clicking the image, which appears as a video, on the fake web page will ask you to share.
Clicking this fake shared "Like us on" dialog box will only ask you to like, share the same page or complete surveys in order to verify your age.
It is this fake Facebook web page that the scammers want you to "like" or share, which will make it popular. Once the page is popular, these scammers can sell it to online marketers or other scammers. They will also make money from the surveys that are completed by gullible Facebook users who were tricked into completing them.
Now, if you have shared and "liked" this fake Facebook post, please remove all shared Facebook posts and "unlike" it.
If you are asked to share, "like”, complete surveys in order to view a video, picture or other content, is the first sign that you are being tricked or scammed. You do not need to do any of these things in order to view any content on Facebook and the rest of the internet.
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