SCAM: 'Huge Plane Crashes Into Bridge' Video

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As shared on Facebook, Jan. 20, 2014:

Huge Plane Crashes Into Bridge
Netlore Archive: Viral Facebook blurb purports to offer a video clip of a massive jetliner crashing into a bridge.. Via Facebook

Description: Viral wall postings
Circulating since: Jan. 2014
Status: SCAM (see details below)

Analysis: This is another Facebook clickjacking scam. Users who attempt to view the advertised video are redirected to a bogus Facebook page where they're asked to share the video before viewing it — which is how the scam spreads. After sharing, users are asked to fill out a survey form — which is how the scammers make their money. There is no video.

More examples of Facebook clickjacking scams:
"Worst Roller Coaster Accident in Sydney Australia" Video
"Giant Snake Swallows Up a Zookeeper" Video
"Shark Eats Man" Video
"Spider Under the Skin" Video
"Girl Killed Herself on Halloween" Video
"Will Smith Pronounced Dead" Video


Sources and further reading:

How to Protect Yourself from Clickjacking Attacks
About.com: Internet/Network Security

Clickjacking Scams: Man-Eating Snakes and Unwatchable Videos
Softpedia, 14 June 2012


Last updated 01/22/14