Ryan Dunn’s last words lead to a Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Ryan Dunn, a star of the TV show Jackass, died last week after a high speed car crash. And within hours, ghoulish scammers were taking advantage of the daredevil’s demise by claiming to have exclusive videos of the accident in links that spread via Facebook.

Ryan Dunn Crash Video [Exclusive] [LINK]

In addition, we have also seen bogus videos being promoted via viral links which claim to show Ryan Dunn’s last words.

Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS – EXCLUSIVE!!
[LINK] WARNING: For mature audiences only.

Clicking on such links, however, is playing directly into the scammers’ hands. A bogus Facebook page appears, and you are tricked into “Sharing” the page with your Facebook friends in the belief that you are really passing an age verification process.

Once you’ve helped the scammers spread their promotion across Facebook, you are tricked into taking an online survey which earns commission…

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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