A viral video allegedly showing CCTV footage of the attack on Vhong Navarro is actually spam and people shouldn’t click on it.
An image circulating on social media, including Facebook, purportedly leads people to a video showing Navarro getting attacked.
However, once people click on the image, they are asked to provide personal information and let it attach to their social media profiles.
This spam technique is increasingly used to circulate fake “footage” by spam marketers.
In some cases, including the “Vhong Navarro CCTV footage,” the user is told they must share the link first before viewing the “exclusive video,” reported ABS-CBN.
Navarro was attacked on January 22 after allegedly getting held at gunpoint after going back to a woman’s house after dinner. He has denied that he attempted to rape the woman, saying in a recent interview with Filipino media that he was forced to say on videotape that he had tried to rape a friend but that he was being held at gunpoint.
He said that he felt that his loved ones were threatened at the time so he couldn’t tell the truth, but now he can.