Viral Facebook scam: OMG! 92% of the people who watch this will fall asleep instantly

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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&nbspphemomenon 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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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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