Video Scam - "Roller Coaster Cars Collide in Alton Towers"
Jun 10, 2015
The video scam: "Latest Video: Roller Coaster Cars Collide in Alton Towers," will take online users to a fake YouTube website, in an attempt to trick them into sharing it, completing surveys and infecting their computers with a virus or Trojan horse, by promising to show them a video of the Alton Towers roller coaster crash that seriously injured 4 people. But, there is no video of the crash.
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The crash, which took place last week, severely injured one of the legs of 17-year-old, Leah Washington. The leg was later amputated.
The Alton Towers Roller Coaster Video Scam
Latest Video: Roller Coaster Cars Collide in Alton Towers.
You will never sit on a roller coaster ever after watching this accident video.
Cybercriminals are continuously sending out different video scams, so please do not complete surveys, share or "like" a website in order to view a video.
How the Video Scam Works?
If you click on the video post (DO NOT), you will be taken to the malicious and fake YouTube or Facebook website: http://viewant.com/roller/, and ask to share before you can view the video.
The scammers or cybercriminals behind this scam will change the website names and images, so watch out for similar scams with different website names and images.
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.
Also, the fake YouTube website may take online users to malicious websites and ask them to download viruses disguised as other software.
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