Identical twins meet on ChatRoulette? Another Facebook survey scam

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Have you seen messages on Facebook like the following?

Facebook identical twins Chat Roulette message

OMG! Look what happens when identical TWINS meet on Chat Roulette!
OMG LOL!! Twins meet for first time ever ON CHAT ROULETTE!! rofl --->> <LINK>


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OMG! Look what happens when identical TWINS meet on Chat Roulette!
Doubt they will be using Chat Roulette again
OMG LOL!! Twins meet for first time ever ON CHAT ROULETTE!! rofl --->> <LINK> <<<--- sooo funny ...

It is, of course, the latest attempt by scammers to earn a few bucks by tricking you into visiting the link.

You might be intrigued by the thought of identical twins happening across each other on ChatRoulette, but the page you are taken to is going to force you to “share” the content with your online friends before it will actually let you see anything.

Facebook identical twins Chat Roulette message

And even then, you’ll be nagged to take an online survey (earning the scammers some commission). My advice is that you shouldn’t make this type of scam worthwhile by agreeing to take the survey – often you’ll find that the content you want isn’t waiting for you at the end of the process anyway (and if the video content exists, chances are that it’s also on YouTube for free).

So, all you’re really doing is helping the scammers earn their ill-gotten gains, because your account has now publicised the link to others claiming that you’ve “LOL’d” even though you haven’t seen any actual video content at this point.

Account sending out messages about identical twins on Chat Roulette

It’s a seedy dirty trick – so don’t play into the scammers hands, and think more carefully before you next “like” or “share” a suspicious link on Facebook.

Be on your guard against suspicious posts made by your Facebook friends, and if you want to learn more about security threats on the social network and elsewhere on the internet, join the Sophos Facebook page.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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