Jeremy Kyle gets attacked by a chav – Facebook scam spreads quickly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Jeremy Kyle, the UK’s answer to Jerry Springer, is the subject of a fast-spreading Facebook scam that claims he was “attacked by a chav”.

Jeremy Kyle’s controversial and confrontational TV show, which has recently transferred to the United States, pits feuding family members against each other who think nothing of revealing their sex, drug, alcohol and relationship issues with the watching public.

Here are some of the messages which we have seen spreading quickly on Facebook:

Jeremy Kyle gets attacked!!
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Watch as Jeremy Kyle is attacked???

Because the message is being shared on Facebook, you might be tempted to click on the link to watch the video. But what would happen if you were fooled into clicking on the link?

Firstly, you are taken to a webpage which urges you to “Like” it and “Share” it with your Facebook friends. The page leads you to believe that if you do this, then you’ll be able to watch the video…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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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