A new Facebook scam claims that Lil Wayne Nearly Dies In FATAL Car Crash! [VIDE0] in order to lure users to surveys and trick them into spamming their friends.
Heres’s an screen-shot of a message that is being seen spreading virally on Facebook, posing as a link to a BBC TV News report.
Scam Signature Message:
BREAKING: Lil Wayne Nearly Dies In FATAL Car Crash!
Lil Wayne Left Near DEATH After Car Accident Moments Ag0! [VID]
BBC News: 2 Rappers Died, L1L Wayne Near Death in Car Crash [VIDE0]
Lil Wayne Left Near DEATH After Car Accident Moments Ago! [VIDE0]
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Click-jacking, Like-jacking
Trending: August 2011
If click on the link it will redirect in to a webpage that pretends to contain a BBC News video report:
If you try to play the video as this is a clickjacking scam which attempts to silently say you “Like” the page when you click with your mouse.
If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page – and warn your friends not to click on the offending links.