Video Scam - "US Tourist Dragged from a Car and Killed by a Lion in a South African Safari"

Video Scam - "US Tourist Dragged from a Car and Killed by a Lion in a South African Safari"

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The Facebook video scam: "Wild Video: US tourist dragged from a car and killed by a lion in a South African safari," will take Facebook users to a fake Facebook 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 a lioness killing American tourist,Katherine Chappell, in a South African Safari.

Katherine Chappell was killed by a lioness, but there is no video footage of the tragic incident. The photo in the video scam seems to have been taken from another lion attach.

The Video Scam

Video Scam: US tourist dragged from a car and killed by a lion

Katherine Chappell 29 killed by lioness in South Africa was Game of Thrones film editor.

Cybercriminals 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.

How the Facebook Video Scam Works?

If you click on the Facebook post (DO NOT), you will be taken to the malicious and fake YouTube or Facebook website: leoo394525i.chikny.com/safari/?N154638n, 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 Facebook website will take online users to malicious websites and ask them to download viruses disguised as other software.

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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Video Scam - "US Tourist Dragged from a Car and Killed by a Lion in a South African Safari"