Father catches daughter on her webcam? It’s a Facebook survey scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It might seem like the title of a rather seedy porn movie, but the truth is that a message spreading virally across Facebook about a father catching his daughter on her webcam is actually designed to make money for scammers.

Thousands of Facebook users are finding messages being posted by their online friends saying:

Look What happens when father catches daughter on her webcam. No Surveys! – <LINK>

It’s probably a sign of just how prevalent survey scams are today that the perpetrators of this latest scheme feel the need to say “No Surveys!” in their lure – but unfortunately, they’re lying.

If you do click on the link you are taken to what appears to be a thumbnail of a YouTube video, showing a young woman in a skimpy plaid skirt. It’s all rather reminiscent of Britney Spears’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video, but possibly suggests something more scandalous.

The truth is, however, that you’re being asked to give permission to a…

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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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