A viral Facebook post claims to have a “sex tape” of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” stars Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith, but it’s fake and simply designed to make money for cybercriminals.
The post is designed to trick users into “liking” or sharing a website.
When one clicks on the post, they’re taken to a website that will then be sold to online marketers or other scammers.
Later, such websites can have survey scams, malware, phishing scams, 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 post from security blog Online Threat Alerts.
It’s recommended to delete the post or “unlike” it if you’ve shared it.
Last month, Facebook made an announcement to get rid of viral scams that ask users to share first, but they appear to still be around.
According to security blogger Graham Cluley, Facebook wrote: “Some stories in News Feed use inaccurate language or formatting to try and trick people into clicking through to a website that contains only ads or a combination of frequently circulated content and ads. For instance, often these stories claim to link to a photo album but instead take the viewer to a website with just ads.”