‘New York Police Officer Caught With … Cheerleader’ is a Scam: How to Deal with NYPD Video Hoax

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 28, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

hA viral Facebook post that says a “New York Police officer was caught having [expletive] with a cheerleader” is fake.

“He said he was out of control when she seen cheerleader alone,” the post also says.

The post features an blocked-out lewd image with a play button over it.

However, when one clicks on the post, they’re taken to a website that asks them to complete bogus surveys. They’re also asked to share the website first before going further.

“Once on the website, the victim will be asked to complete surveys or share the same website before he/she can view the video. 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 Online Threat Alerts, a security website.

It’s not recommended to fill out any information in the survey that shows up.

Also, if you have shared the post, it’s best to delete it from your Wall or Timeline on Facebook.

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