Christina Aguilera got arrested video scam spreads virally on Facebook

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Another day, another clickjacking scam on Facebook. This certainly seems to be becoming a successful model for scammers who want to earn some cash – and while it’s working so well, why should they change their methodology?

The latest scam which innocent Facebook users are being tricked into clicking on involves a message about singer and actress Christina Aguilera, who earlier this week was arrested in Hollywood. Although Aguilera was later released, and told that she would not be charged, her boyfriend Matthew Rutler faces a drink-driving charge.

Here’s what the scam looks like when one of your Facebook friends falls for it:

WTF! I just saw a movie how Christina Aguilera got arrested which was minutes ago!! –> [LINK]

SHOCK!SICK! I just saw a movie how Christina Aguilera got arrested which was…

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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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