The "Mermaid New Evidence - Real Mermaids Caught On Camera 2014" Video Scam

The "Mermaid New Evidence - Real Mermaids Caught On Camera 2014" Video Scam

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The Facebook post and website below: '[Shocking Video] Mermaid New Evidence:Real Mermaids Caught On Camera 2014,' are a scam created to trick Facebook users into completing surveys, "liking" or sharing the fake Facebook website: www.meetmelines.com. This scam lures persons to the fake website by promising to show them a video of an aquatic creature called a mermaid that was caught in LA, California,Hawaii, Egypt or elsewhere. But, there is no video.

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The Facebook Video Scam

'Mermaid New Evidence:Real Mermaids Caught On Camera 2014

[SHOCKING VIDEO] MERMAID NEW EVIDENCE:Real mermaids caught on camera 2014!
[World News] An alleged aquatic creature called mermaid was caught in LA California!

You Must watch this video to know how this thing happened!

The image of the mermaid in the post was taken from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Please see the video below that shows how artists created the mermaid.

Clicking on this Facebook post (DO NOT) will only take you to the fake Facebook website: www.meetmelines.com. Website or domain name may change.

And, clicking the image, which appears as a video, on the fake web page will ask you to share or complete surveys by claiming that Facebook requires a security check.

Security Check - To Start Watching THis Video - Share To Watch

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.

This Facebook scam is similar to the following:

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  • Mar 3, 2019 at 10:30 PM by info

    This scam has resurfaced 2019.


  • Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM by info

    This scam has resurfaced.


  • Aug 15, 2014 at 12:32 AM by an anonymous user from Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    Do the ones who scam benefit anything from our likes and sharing?


    • Aug 15, 2014 at 12:53 AM by info

      Yes. Liking and sharing will spread the scam to your friends, who will spread it to their friends and so on. If this cycle continues, the scam will reach millions of people.

      Now, imagine half or more of those persons were tricked into completing the surveys, which the cyber-criminals are being paid for. The more persons they trick into completing surveys, the more money they will make.


  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:32 AM by an anonymous user from Lagos, Nigeria

    Thanks for the info.


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