2012-10-16 @ 12:00:47
There is a scam spreading on Facebook that creates fake likes. The post is entitled 'This girl killed herself live on WEBCAM! [VIDEO]' and the link leads to olivezen.net and survey scams.
The scam spreads like wildfire via faked likes that appear on users' Timelines. The text reads:
"This girl killed herself live on WEBCAM! [VIDEO]
Girl killed herself live on webcam after a post on her facebook wall!".
Clicking the link leads to a page at olivezen.net that tries to look like a YouTube video embedded on a normal Facebook page. The page also generates a fake like and posts it on clickers' Timelines. That's how the scam spreads.
The whole page is a link that either leads to another fake video page hosted at s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com by some yolotrk, or opens a survey scam. This fake video page looks almost the same and is just a link to a real YouTube video entitled "R.I.P Amanda Todd [Bullying + Suicide]".
Survey scams, of course, try to fool victims into signing up for paid SMS services.
Even if one sees the YouTube video, it contains no suicide, of course.
If you've fallen for the scam, open your News Feed or Timeline and locate the fake like post. Click the X mark (Delete Post) on News Feed. On Timeline, click Pencil icon (Edit or Remove) and click Unlike.
Now Facebook asks if you want to unlike the link. Click Unlike.
If you filled some surveys, make sure you have not signed up for premium/paid services!
Please consider using BitDefender safego for Facebook and WOT Safe Surfing Tool to avoid such scams in the future. Also, double-check your Facebook Account Settings and Facebook Privacy Settings to ensure your profile is properly protected.