Do you imagine that the scammers hang up their stockings at Christmas, pour themselves a brandy and take a break from their money-making schemes?
Well, think again. There are plenty of scams circulating right now on Facebook, for instance, designed to generate revenue by the use of rogue applications and social engineering lures.
Take this one, for instance, which is spreading at the moment:
OMG! 92% of the people who watch this will fall asleep instantly [LINK]
Curious stuff indeed! Would you be tempted to click further? Lots of Facebook users have been, and this is what they see next.
92% of the people who watch this video will fall asleep instantly. A weird phemomenon that even scientisst don’t have a proper explanation for. If you are ready to fall asleep click the PLAY button below!
My guess is that most people at this point don’t have their suspicions roused. After all, the link appears to…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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