Oslo Bombing Scam Hits Facebook

Oslo Bombing Scam Hits Facebook

Unscrupulous scammers are now taking advantage of the tragic happenings in Oslo, Norway to further their scams on Facebook.

As warned by computer security company Sophos, scammers are pretending to post videos of the explosions and asking users to click to watch.

(Credit: Sophos)

If users were to click on this link, they'd be directed to a fake Facebook page with a fake YouTube player. Instead of playing the video, they're then asked to complete an IQ test, followed by a request to enter their mobile phone numbers. Worse yet, they're then charged two dollars per question that's sent to their phones four times a week. And to lure their friends to the scam, a post requesting others to watch the video will automatically be posted to the victim's Facebook status stream.

Our thoughts go out to Norway and the victims' families and friends.

Source: Sophos (via Neowin)


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