A Facebook post that has the title, “OMG Terrifying!!! Guy removes his Blackhead, You wont Believe what he discovered,” is totally fake and is merely a scam being spread on Facebook.
It also says, “This guy asks his friends to help him out to get rid of his blackhead on his back.”
According to security websites, the link in the post should not be clicked on, as it could contain malware or phishing attacks.
The post includes a picture that appears to be a video, but it’s not.
The fake video sharing websites and post: “OMG Terrifying!!! Guy removes his Blackhead, You wont Believe what he discovered,” below are considered malicious. The websites will attempt to trick you into giving them access to your Facebook account and take you to malicious advertisements that will attempt to trick you into installing malicious software on your computer. If you are taken to any of the websites below or similar ones, please do not give them access to your Facebook account and do not install any software that you are prompt to download.
If one clicks on the post and goes further than the front page, it will prompt users to give its bogus Facebook app permission. The app will then send out spam to your friends on Facebook.
Reads a post from Hoax-Slayer:
But, in fact, the video plugin is a malware program that can take over your browser, display malicious advertisements, and interfere with your computer’s security settings.
The scam website will also try to get you to surrender your personal information via dodgy online surveys.
If you receive this message, or others of its ilk, do not be tempted to click. If you really want to see hapless individuals attempting to remove blackheads, you can find plenty of such material – malware free and without the need to participate in dodgy surveys – via YouTube.