Facebook Killer Video is the New Scam

The latest scam on Facebook where it was heavily spread throughout the weekend on the social network is the Facebook Killer Video. About a week ago where we talked about the Trojan which spread on the Facebook and Youtube network, this time is more or less the same as well. The main difference is that this is not about spreading Trojan.


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How the Facebook Killer Video Works?

Above is the image that you will see probably from any of your infected friends. Personally, I am not too sure whether is there any Facebook killer around or not, but one thing I am sure that this piece of news is a scam after we go through all the steps in detail. When you click on the play button or the shared link, you will are not going to see the video but a link to the largest video sharing site, Youtube.


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In order to ensure that the scammer have a chance to make you click something to start off their scamming thing, there will be a message to ask you to share the link there. For your information, the word ‘Jaa’ is a Finnish word where it means ‘share’ in English. Once you click on the share button, then you are caught with the scam.

If you notice the message “THIS IS UNREAL! I live in Salisbury”, this scammer is different where it will look up for the victim’s GEO location and will post the message based on your location. For instance if you are in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, it will post “THIS IS UNREAL! I live in Kuala Lumpur”.

The Outcome of Facebook Killer Video Scam

killer-3Winning lottery, prizes or any digital products is the way all the scammers go for in order to completely get you into their scam. This type of scam will probably ask for your personal information such as full name and email address. In order for them to get your credit card details, they will probably ask you to sign up for their premium survey which requires you to key in your credit card credentials.

My advice is, stay away from clicking the links in your social network especially Facebook. This is not to save your self only, but also your friends from clicking on any of the scammed link which you shared. Do also make a report to Facebook that it is a scam so that others will not be affected.

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