OMG – I just hate Rihanna video Facebook scam spreading

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Messages are spreading between Facebook users, claiming that members of the social network have lost all respect for popular songstress Rihanna after watching a video.

However, if you’re careless enough to click on the link you will find yourself lured into a survey scam that attempts to earn affiliate cash for fraudsters.

A typical message trying to tempt users into falling for the scam looks like this:

OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video
<LINK>
you will lost your all respect for RIHANNA after watching this

However, if you click on the link you are immediately asked to share the link with your online Facebook friends (thus spreading it virally) *before* you get to see any video.

Sadly, some people seem to be all too prepared to pass a link to their social network of mates without knowing what the point is.

Because if you do share the link, you will next be duped into taking an online survey. The…

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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