Yet another scam has been reportedly spreading on the social networking giant Facebook, and as well as on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The new scam is very much similar to the scam “95% of People Can’t Even Watch This Video for More Than 31 Secs,” which we had reported earlier.
The new scam message has the title – “OMG Have You Watched This Embarrassing S3x Videos on Live TV” and has been spreading with the message – “Secret Leaked H0T S3X Videos About His Beautiful Girlfriend” on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a screenshot of it –
Clicking on the link will take you to a fake page that is designed to look very similar to a Facebook Page. In the below screenshot, notice the URL in the address bar. It clearly indicates that the page you have visited is a fake. Scammers create such scams in order to trick users and get personal information like name, email id, mobile numbers, and so on. All these information collected will be either sold to third-party sites or maybe misused.
You will be asked to download and install a plugin, which is a malware program. Installing this will pose serious threat to your computer. Sometimes, these malware programs are designed to gather information present on your computer and send the same to the scammer.
If you think that sharing this video or installing the plugin will display you the video, then think again. There is no video shown even after you “share” or download the “missing” plugin. Chances are there that your Facebook account might be compromised. If you have clicked the link by mistake, then I advise you to run a full anti-virus scan and change the password of your accounts.
It is recommended that you avoid clicking links on Facebook, and stop sharing any irrelevant post messages. If you want 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.