Published on July 28th, 2010 | by rubyskyepi
Shocking Video Scam
Watch out for the newish “Shocking Video” scam on Facebook. It isn’t really new because it was around in May and now it’s back.
You’ll see a friends’ update in the newsfeed inviting you to check out a “Shocking video”. But when you click on the link, you don’t get the video. You get asked to fill out a short survey or a simple online poll or to take an IQ test.
And that’s the scam. They are trying to collect personal information that will later be used by affiliate marketers to sell you stuff.
So if you want to see a shocking video, don’t click your friend’s link. Go search for it on YouTube or some other video sharing site. And if you do end up confronted with a survey, test or poll, don’t fill it out. And definitely, never ever give your personal information out to anyone on the web.
Watch the video for more on how the scam works and how to avoid it.