Facebook Users Scammed By Fake Shark Video

 

 

Fake shark attack

 

 

 

” The image is terrifying: a young man, possibly a surfer, screaming in agony and terror as he is attacked by what looks like a giant shark. The accompanying message makes it clear what to expect:

“Shark eats the swimming man in an Ocean!! Watch the Video – Heart-breaking footage behind the scene!!”

  Facebook users who click on the image are asked to click “like” in order to see the whole video – and a surprising number of bloodthirsty ones do so.

  However, when these surfers of the couch-bound variety click “like”, they are asked to complete a survey – and are adding to the revenue of the scammer who devised this, the latest in a series of scams aimed at users of social media sites by people who gain revenue every time people click on the page.”

 

 

    Full disclosure … we tried twice to view the video and after doing the required “share” were prompted to choose an ad that would “prove” our age was over eighteen . However , in order to complete the proof of age one is required to fill in a whole host of personal info which we declined to do .