FACEBOOK SCAM: 'Girl Killed Herself Live on Cam' Video

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As shared on Facebook, Feb. 17, 2014:

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Netlore Archive: A clickjacking scam proliferating in the form of blurbs for a video of a girl who supposedly killed herself after her father saw her posing semi-nude on web cam. (Facebook)

Description: Viral wall postings

Circulating since: Feb. 2014

Status: SCAM

Text Example #1 

As shared on Facebook, Feb. 17, 2014:

Girl Killed Herself Live on Cam Just After Dad Seen Her While Doing This on Cam

She was feeling so much shame and could not see in her dad eyes

Text Example #2

As shared on Facebook, Feb. 19, 2014:

Girl Killed Herself Live on cam just after mom seen Her While Doing This on Cam

She was feeling so much shame and could not see in her mom eyes

Analysis 

Let's face it, Facebook users ought to know better than to click on lurid posts touting videos of half-naked girls killing themselves on-camera. Seriously.

It's a prime example of what's called a clickjacking scam (a.k.a. survey scam). People who take the bait and click on links in these posts are typically redirected to a phony Facebook page where they are asked to share the video before viewing it. Why? So the post will be replicated on that user's page, exposing everyone who sees it to the scam as well.

Users who've clicked through this far expecting to see an actual video shouldn't hold their breaths. They will now be asked to take an online survey (by which means the scammers make their money). They may also be offered the opportunity to download free "security" software (which they should not do under any circumstances, because it's almost certainly some sort of Trojan horse virus or other malware).

When, after all that trouble, do you actually get to see the video? Never. The video doesn't exist. You have been successfully scammed.

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Last updated 02/19/14