Facebook users, beware of fake "Type R.I.P" posts created by online scammers. The posts are being used to trick Facebook users into commenting on them by typing "R.I.P" in order to make them popular and gather up potential victims.
A "Facebook Type R.I.P" Share Farming Scam
Hello Facebook freinds whoever nkows this young man or know his family let them know he died in accident in South Africa and they are looking for his family.
Share his picture Plse until his family is found. Thx R.I.P
Once they have enough Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse. The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.
Also, if you have received a message stating Facebook will donate money to a child if you like, share or comment on some content, please do not follow the instructions in the message, instead, report it to Facebook. And, if you have already commented on Facebook posts with sick, starving and injured children, adults or animals that you are not able to determine the legitimacy of, please click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from your Facebook Wall and Timeline.