American guy must be stoned to death Facebook survey scam spreads quickly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A scam is spreading rapidly across Facebook, luring users into clicking on a link, using messages like the following:

This American GUY must be Stoned to De@th for doing this to a GIRL: [LINK]

Other versions can read, in a seasonal twist:

This American GUY must be Stoned to De@th for doing this to a GIRL on Christmas Eve: [LINK]

If you are tempted to find out what “this American guy” did to a girl that means he “must be stoned to death” (or “de@th” as the scammers put it), then you’re presented with a fake video thumbnail which shows a young woman in her skimpy underthings, standing by a locked door.

You can imagine that this is going to be hard for many hot blooded males with a twitchy mouse finger to resist. But from there on, it’s pretty much the same old story that we’ve described on many other occasions.

You are tricked into giving permission to a third party application (including giving it…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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