This Girl must be out of her mind on live television – Facebook scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

More scams are plaguing Facebook users, who are clicking on links thinking they are going to be able to view saucy or amusing videos.

The scammers themselves aren’t using an awful lot of imagination, once again using Italian TV hostess Marika Fruscio’s wardobe malfunction as bait to get users to click. And once again exploiting Finnish “Jaa” dialogs (it translates to “Share”) to trick users into spreading their links.

And quite frankly, why should the scammers change their tactics if they still work on a worrying high number of people? Right now this latest scam is spreading like wildfire.

Versions of the message include:

This girl must be Out of her Mind to do this on live Television!
[LINK] Watch the embarrassing moment of her!

or

This girl must be Out of her Mind to do this on live Television!…

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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