‘Black Female First Forced to Strip and then Killed by Public’ Video is a Facebook Scam

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A viral post on Facebook claims to have a video of a “Black Female First Forced to Strip and then Killed by Public” is just a scam designed to make money for cybercriminals.

The entire post reads “Black female first forced to Strip and then Killed by Public … Some thing is definitely out of harmony when we treat our most precious divine gifts like this. Lost for words. Ohhh my god,Where’s dis world going? Crazy! What a shame ppl.Hope She may or may not be innocent..according to the story she is a banker alleged to hv invouled in criminal activity in the bank.”

It also includes a crude image with a play button over it.

However, there’s no actual video footage but when users click on the post, they’re asked to share it first. When they get past that, it directs users to a page that will then likely be sold to other scammers or online marketers so they can use them for bogus surveys, to spread malware, or rogue Facebook apps.

“It is this fake Facebook web page that the scammers want you to ‘like’ or share, which will make it popular. Once the page is popular, these scammers can sell it to online marketers or other scammers. They will also make money from the surveys that are completed by gullible Facebook users who were tricked into completing them,” reads a posting from Online Threat Alerts, a security blog.

 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.