The Facebook post below: "800 Pound Snake Pulled Out of Lake in Chicago Illinois," is a survey and Facebook 'like/share’ scam. This scam will trick you into 'liking', sharing and completing surveys, which the cyber criminals behind it will benefit from. There is no video, so do not be tricked into completing the surveys. Cyber criminals 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.
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Clicking on the Facebook post will take you to the malicious website below:
This website will ask you to complete surveys in order to watch the video. 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.
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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