Scam Facebook message says “You’re in a viral YouTube video” but you’re not
Scammers are trying to fool you in thinking that you are the star in the video that is going viral bit is you get a massage like this it's most likely one of the Facebook Messenger scams.
If you get a message from a friend suggesting you watch a YouTube video – don’t! It is a scam and contains a virus-ridden link
HERE'S HOW this new Facebook Messenger Scams WORKS, VICTIMS ARE EITHER TAGGED IN A POST OR RECEIVE A MESSAGE ABOUT A MUST SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO. IT MAY ASK, IS THIS YOU? OR YOU'RE IN THIS VIDEO? IF YOU CLICK ON IT, YOU'LL BE TAKEN TO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE LOG IN PAGE.
IT WILL SAY YOU MUST LOG IN.TO SEE THE VIDEO, BUT THERE IS NO VIDEO. SCAMMERS THEN STEAL YOUR INFORMATION TO TAKE OVER YOUR PAGE AND SEND Facebook Messenger Scams LINKS TO YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS,THEY MAY ALSO INSTALL MALWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER.
TO AVOID THIS Facebook Messenger Scams, DON'T CLICK ON LINKS YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE EVEN FROM FRIENDS AND ALWAYS VERIFY THE URL OF SITES YOU LOG-IN TO.
SCAM SITES MAY HAVE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES, TOO, LIKE SPELLING YOUTUBE WITH THE LETTER U INSTEAD OF WRITING OUT YOU. THE LINK ITSELF WILL COME WITH LITTLE-TO-NO VIDEO DESCRIPTION BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR CURIOSITY TO GET THE BETTER OF YOU, DON'T LET IT.
THIS Facebook Messenger Scam MESSAGE ALSO COMES
IN PHOTO-FORM. THE MESSAGE WILL SAY " IS THIS A PICTURE OF YOU "
and offer the link on the other end
PS: If you don't have any Social Media Monitoring of your identity you may want to check out Social media protection