Facebook Video Scam - 'Malaysian MH17 Airlines Crashed with 289 Passengers'
August 4, 2014
The post below: "Malaysian MH17 Airlines Crashed with 289 Passengers [Video]," is another Facebook video survey scam and hoax, which claims that you can watch a video of the Malysian MH17 airline crashing to the ground. This scam will trick you into 'liking', sharing or completing surveys, which it claims you have to do in order to watch the video in the post.
Please continue reading below.
But, there is no video of Malaysian MH17 crashing to the ground on the fake CNN news website: http://www.newyouthjob.com/. So, do not be fooled into completing the surveys, liking or sharing the video scam.
Note: The fake CNN news website name or address may change, so look out for the same scam and hoax on different websites.
The Video Scam: 'Malaysian MH17 Airlines Crashed with 289 Passengers'
Malaysian MH17 Airlines Crashed with 289 Passengers [Video]!
If you click on the post or scam, you will be taken to the fake CNN website. 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 the spreading of this scam.
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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