Facebook scammers love taking advantage of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Emma Watson. Their latest target is Rihanna and claims of a video that doesn't exist.
This version says something like "OMG - I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video" followed by a fraudulent link. It also has a juicy description: "you will lost your all respect for RIHANNA after watching this."
The link takes you to what appears to be a video embedded on what looks like a Facebook webpage. Both are fake. The scammers' goal is to drive more traffic towards certain sites. This is how the scammer earns his or her money: a commission for every survey completed, every product purchased, and/or every account compromised. You're also told to share the link with all of your Facebook friends, as well as add a comment. The next webpage urges you to sign up for a premium rate mobile phone service, complete an online survey, and/or buy some pills. Last but not least, they also use the scams to spread malware and obtain personal information.
As a general word of caution, don't click on everything your Facebook friends share on the social network. If you see a scam like this one, report it. Then go check your Messages and Wall to make sure you're not spreading the scam; the sooner you clean it up and Unlike any relevant Pages, the better. You can also contact Facebook Security if you'd like to.
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