A new scam on Facebook is underway, which claims to show a video of Justin Bieber being stabbed by a fan. The scam has the title – “Justin Bieber STABBED By CRAZED Fan Outside L.A. Nightclub!” followed by a link and a description that reads – “OMG! NOOOO! Could YOU Even Imagine?!?”
This message spreading on Facebook like wildfire is scam, and it is recommended that you avoid clicking on it if you see it in your Facebook news feed. Here’s a screen shot of the scam message that appeared on Facebook -
You can see that the message contains a link, which upon clicking will take you to a scam website with a video player. Please note that the video player on the bogus site is a fake, and the play button has been hard coded. When you click on the play button, your Facebook account will be automatically click-jacked and like-jacked, which will spread the scam message across your wall. You will be asked to “share” and “like” the message on Facebook, after which you are promised to view the video.
However, even after sharing and “liking” the video on Facebook, you will not be shown any video. Instead, you will be redirected to another bogus site, where you will be asked to complete a set of surveys.
Clicking links on Facebook could lead to your account being hacked. Scammers generally create scams like to either try to hack the users’ account or gain access to confidential information, like credit card details, email address, or passwords. Sometimes, visiting bogus websites will automatically download malware programs on your computer, which are programmed to gather your personal information. The information gathered are then sent to the scammer, who could misuse it.
It is recommended that you avoid clicking links on Facebook, and stop sharing any irrelevant post messages. To find out whether a message spreading on Facebook is a scam or not, then simply Google the title of the message. You will come across a number of blogs reporting whether it is a scam or not. Alternatively, you can bookmark our page – Techo Latte – Facebook Scams – page and stay updated with the latest scams running on Facebook.