Video Scam - "Unbelievable Creature Found in South Africa"

Video Scam - Unbelievable Creature Found in South Africa

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The Facebook video scam: "[Breaking News] Unbelievable Creature Found in South Africa," will take 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 of an unbelievable half-human, half-dog creature found in South Africa. But, this is a scam because there is no such creature. The creature in the scam is actually a sculpture of one of the many artworks titled "The Young Family, a trans-species mother with a litter of suckling pups," created by Patricia Piccinini for the Venice Biennale.

The Video Scam

[Breaking News] 'Unbilievable Creature Found in South Africa'

Unbelievable Creature Found in South Africa - HALF BUFFALO - HALF HUMAN - HALF DOG

[News Time] Unbelievable creature found in South Africa
This is similar to dogs and human beings,must share to tell the world

If you click on the Facebook post (DO NOT), you will be taken to the malicious and fake Facebook website:, and ask to share before you can view the video. The scammers or cyber-criminals behind the scam will change the website names and images, so watch out for similar scams with different website names and images. And remember, cyber-criminals are continuously sending out different Facebook video scams, so please do not complete surveys, share or "like" a website in order to view a video.

Once on the website, the victim will be asked to complete surveys or share the same website before he/she can view the video.

Restrict Video- Start watching this video, just click Share to watch

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 cyber-criminals 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.

This Facebook scam is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 8:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    I too came across the same thing with a different picture. I shared the video on Facebook. Now got to know that this is fake. I am just worried if the cyber-crime people have got my email id and password in their database. They can mis-use it. So what should I do ?

    • February 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM by info

      Sharing the video will not allow the cyber-criminals to steal or harvest your password. But, if you are uncomfortable about it, please change your password.

  • October 20, 2014 at 8:28 AM by an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

    Saw the following post from a friend on fb or Facebook, doubted its truthfulness the second I saw:

    "click like to verify you are 18"

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Video Scam - "Unbelievable Creature Found in South Africa"