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FACEBOOK SCAM: 'Another Shark Attack in Hawaii' Video

By February 8, 2014

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SHOCKING VIDEO Another Shark Attack in Hawaii - Teen Surfer Attacked by Shark

Joining the bumper crop of social media clickjacking scams spreading via rogue applications this weekend is a blurb for a video purportedly showing a teen surfer attacked by a shark in Hawaii. Users who click on the link are redirected to a phony Facebook page where they're asked to share the video before viewing it. As always, I don't advise doing so — unless you want to spam all your friends and put your personal info at risk.

An actual video with a title matching the one above does exist, but you'll have to go to YouTube to view it.

Recent Facebook scams:
"Shocking Accident on the Roller Coaster" Video
"Justin Bieber Killed 7-Year-Old Boy" Video
"Dead Mermaid Discovered in Florida" Video
"Unidentified Sea Monster" Video


February 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm
(1) BigWaveSurfer says:

Yes, according to http://www.SwimWithoutSharks.com
the words “shark attack” hits search engines 300,000 times each month.
At least it isn’t lame like the words Kim Karsashian.

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