A viral Facebook post saying Dwyane Wade was hit by fellow Miami Heat teammate LeBron James following Game 4 of the NBA Finals is fake.
The post reads in full: “[VIDEO LEAKED] – Wade gets hit in the face by Lebron after game 4 finals.”
It also includes a link to a bogus Facebook-lookalike website and an image of LeBron pointing to the side.
When one clicks on the page, they will be taken to a website that prompts them to share the post first.
After that, the page will ask them to fill out bogus surveys. The surveys are how the scammers behind the website make money.
It’s not recommended to fill out the survey or “like” or share the site on Facebook.
“Now, sharing this web page will only help spread this scam to other Facebook users. And, completing the surveys will only generate revenue for the cybercriminals behind this scam,” reads a bulletin from security blog Online Threat Alerts. “The victim on the other hand, will not be able to view the video that they were promised, because it doesn’t exist. If you have shared this scam, remove the share Facebook post from your Timeline or Wall, because this will help stop the spreading of this scam.”
Scammers are constantly trying to trick people into clicking on websites to spread malware, surveys, phishing attacks, or rogue apps via Facebook.