Don't click that Shocking Video in FB!

What's the scam?

A video appears in your news feed that appears to be posted or liked by a friend. It usually promises some form of salacious content involving a celeb or beautiful young woman. Or perhaps some unseen news footage.

There are several variations of this click jacking scam. At the most basic, by clicking the link all your friends will be spammed with the same video. This will be annoying to them and perhaps embarrassing to you, depending on the content of the video.

In other cases you will be asked to complete a survey or fill in a form before seeing the video. The scammer earns money when the surveys are completed.

In the worst case, for the sake of viewing a tantalizing video, that does not even truly exist, you will be infected by malware and be spreading that malware to all your friends.