'Photographer commited SUICIDE 3 days after shooting THIS video!' scam spreading on Facebook

'Photographer commited SUICIDE 3 days after shooting THIS video!' scam spreading on Facebook

Summary: A currently spreading Facebook scam, is enticing end users into clicking on a virally spreading fake video link.

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A currently spreading Facebook scam, is enticing end users into clicking on a virally spreading fake video link.

Upon clicking on the link, the user is exposed to a fake Facebook screen, and is being asked to double click on the "Jaa" link in order to pass a bogus age verification test.

Once the user clicks on the link, he or she will spread a link to the bogus video on their wall, further assisting the propagation of the scam.

Users are advised to pay extra attention to such virally spreading Facebook scams, and avoid interacting with them.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Security

Dancho Danchev

About Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • Oh well.

    Everyday there is a new scam on FB. I LOL every time. So glad I don't have one.
    Bates_
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  • RE: 'Photographer commited SUICIDE 3 days after shooting THIS video!' scam spreading on Facebook

    Fortunately I have slow and capped bandwidth and can only view the most urgent videos!
    Shadeburst
  • Weird

    Why would anyone click on that oh-so-obvious link anyway? Plus, the picture is an obvious bait. Sigh.
    lillers