A new Facebook scam claims that “OMG!!! Pop star singer Shakira making s*x, The 35 year old pop star Colombian Latina Shakira doing Naughty 18+” in order to lure users to surveys and trick them into spamming their friends.
Scam Signature Message
OMG!!! Pop star singer Shakira making s*x
The 35 year old pop star Colombian Latina Shakira doing Naughty 18+
Shakira – Doing The naughty! [Video]
“Shakira” And Her Boyfriend “Gerard Pique’s” Private Dirty Video Leaked
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Click-jacking, Like-jacking
Trending: March 2012
Security researchers from Bitdefender analyzed the scam which drags the unsuspecting Facebook member through a maze of Likes and shady webpages before presenting him/her with a classic survey.
It all begins with a post that promises a private tape that features the celebrity. Once the link from the post is clicked, the user is presented with a Facebook profile that further advertises the alleged video.
If the Watch here button is clicked, an age verification page appears. To prove that they are over 18, internauts must click a number of Likes in 60 seconds to presumably unlock the video.
All the Like widgets hide other malicious pages which are basically advertised each time someone falls for the trap set by the crooks.
Those who complete the test are presented with another verification which reads “You must be over 13 years old to watch this video”.
This is a clear indication that crooks don’t even bother too much with the logic of the scam, instead they rely on the fact that individuals in search for something hot will simply click on anything they are confronted with to reach the much desired prize.
Other versions of this scheme promise videos that feature not only Shakira, but also her current boyfriend, football player Gerard Pique.
These variants also promote the footage in return for a simple verification test that requires the Facebook customer to click on 80 Like buttons in 1 minute “to certify that they are 18.”
In the end, a classic survey page is shown, but unlike others, it doesn’t purport to offer prizes, instead it claims to be an “anti-spam-check” in which the victim is requested to answer questions such as “How stupid are you?” or “Can you complete this test?”
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.