A viral Facebook post with a crude image titled “OOPS Look What This Couple did in Public on Valentine [Valentine’s Day]” is nothing more than a clickjacking scam.
The post, which features a lewd picture with a play button over it, promises a video, but there is none.
When one clicks on the post, the user is taken to a fake Facebook-looking website, and they are asked to share the post. This ensures that the scam spreads even more.
Again, there is no video of the incident and it’s merely a scam designed to get traffic to the fake website.
The website has bogus surveys that ask for users’ personal information, including e-mail addresses, personal addresses, or phone numbers.
Such scams are created every day to try and get users’ personal information or worse, trick users into downloading malware or getting them to download rogue Facebook apps.
The scams generate revenue for the people behind them.
“The scammer cybercriminals behind this scam will change the website names and images, so watch out for similar scams with different website names and images,” reads a post from Online Threat Alerts. “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.”
It is recommended to delete the post if one has shared it and “unlike” it.
If the post asked you to download a rogue Facebook app, you can remove it.
To remove the application, log into your Facebook account, go to your account application settings page, and find the list of all the applications that you have given access to your account
Go down and click on the “X” to the right of the rogue app. Some of the rogue apps attempt to trick users by using a legitimate-sounding name like “CNN,” “Fox News,” or “YouTube.”