I got this today – on my Facebook wall – shared by one of my friends, you might think it is authentic as it had my name in it.
It shows the link as a blogspot address which if you look at it – doesn’t look too real – UYTUTIUYUIUIOU looks like someone had a heart attack at the keyboard.
There is usually a telltale sign that says its a fake share – that is it on this one, apart from the fact it has a possible explicit picture beside the message. There was another similar one recently with a different picture.
Hey Michelle u wont believe! I dare you to watch this
98% Of People Cant Watch This Video For More Than 25 Seconds
I checked others that were shared and they had different messages but all with a personal touch.
Amazing! dave check the sad post I dare you can watch this .
Hey! kevin u wont believe! I dare you can watch this .
And so on …..
Obviously this is a scam, but a bit of a clever one – it tricks you into thinking that your friend has actually seen this video by using your name. And it first makes you share the “video” before you’ve even seen it. There is no video – but eventually a survey scam for you to fill out so that you pay the scammers.
Don’t be fooled into clicking this link ……
I think the fact that you shared this to all of your friends is enough fun for the scammers and there probably isn’t any actual hacking going on but as always I suggest…
As precaution check your allowed applications.
Go to your Privacy Settings, Apps and Websites – Edit Settings – Apps you use – and check which apps that you have allowed.
There is a link appearing on twitter titled Omg Spider Under The Skin with a blogspot link, my friends have told me that they are seeing this so much on Facebook that it is getting annoying – so its going viral – god knows why because as usual who on earth wants to watch that. ewww.
It first takes you to an age verification page, when you click this it shares the page to all of your friends. Next, you will be taken to a survey that promises that you could win gifts if you take part, you don’t, you just are paying the scammers for filling it out.
If you have clicked this then, remove all evidence of it on your news feed, and put out an apology saying it is fake, so no one else clicks it. Then check your likes page and remove it from there, and I’d even change your password to be on the safe side.
If in doubt - DON’T CLICK !
Twitter – I recieved this one today, virtually the same as the Is this blog about you and Is this you in this picture.
Someone said this real bad thing about you in a blog – very tempting to click – but it is fake, when you click it, I assume you have to allow it access to your account and which it hacks and sends a DM to all or some of your friends.
If you have clicked this then check your allowed applications by going to …
Settings – applications – and revoke access to anything suspicious and change your password – and it would be nice if you told your friends its fake.