Facebook SCAM ALERT – Fake Video – Officer Shot After Doing A Good Deed.


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Thanks Goes To Teksquisite For Spotting This Scam:

Facebook users should be on the lookout for a bogus video that claims to show a Police Officer Dying After He Does a Good Deed. (Example Attached.) If you get drawn in by the message you will end up being led to a external website that immediately re-directs you to another website that looks like Facebook and tries to trick you into installing a malicious browser plugin. ( This scam uses a Fake YouTube Update Plugin bait.) -The plugin will use your browser to compromise your facebook account, and cause it to repeatedly spam the people in your friends list by Tagging them in multiple posting of the fake video link. The plugin may also monitor the user’s browsing activities and redirect their pages to a survey page that ask for their mobile number and other personal information. In the end these bogus video links are only being circulated to trick users into completing fake surveys that net scam artists 1 to 3 dollars per survey and help them gather personal information.

Special Note:
This scam is currently using a REAL story as bait. If you would truly like to read more information about the REAL story, which happened in August of 2011, please see the link provided below. Remember: You should always obtain news via major media outlets.

VIA NBC San Diego
Officer Jeremy Henwood’s Final Act of Kindness

Example Fake Video Message

Example Fake Video Website With Plugin Prompt
 Facebook Profile Clean Up

If you have fallen for the scam shown above, you need to remove any browser plugins you may have installed as a result of the scam and delete any wall messages you have posted as soon as possible. If you have seen your friends post the scam, take a little time to report the spam to Facebook.
How to recover from spamming browser plugins or apps:

First: Start by checking what Facebook apps you have installed and remove any suspicious ones. Then check for and remove any suspicious browser plugins. You should also update your Anti-Virus Software and RUN A FULL SCAN with it to make sure you didn’t get any viruses on your computer from the spam.

How do I remove or delete an app from my account?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=170585223002660#How-do-I-remove-or-delete-an-app-from-my-account?

Removing any possible bogus browser Plugins..

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**Second: You should change your Facebook Password just in case.

How do I reset my password?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=213395615347144#How-do-I-reset-my-password?
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**Third: Finally you should Delete the wall messages and or report the messages as spam.

Here is how to remove a post from the wall:

How do I remove a Wall post or story?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203594616344678#How-do-I-remove-a-Wall-post-or-story?

The link below shows you how to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers reporting a post as spam.

How to Report Abuse
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

Did You Fill Out The Survey Scam.

It is important that you never hand over any personal information, such as: email addresses, cell number, name, home address or credit card numbers, to these types of scams. If you do, you are simply setting yourself up to be spammed or worse. Identity theft is big business and handing over some of the info these bogus surveys ask for, will make you a victim of that business. If you have made the mistake of handing over a credit card number, you should call your bank or credit provider as soon as possible to have them remove or dispute the charges that have or maybe made to the card. If you’ve given your cell number to any of these types of Scams, it is important that you call your cell carrier ASAP to have any charges you may receive stopped. If you begin to receive unsolicited phone calls, you should take note of the calls, record names and numbers, then report the calls to the FCC or other proper authorities..

~MBK

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