Facebook is undeniably the most used social media platform in the world, and it makes an attractive target for the online scammers and cyber criminals.
The latest to join this group is the bandwagon of message-based scams on this social network and they are “This is you?” scam. Here, what’s happening is that the users receive a message on their Facebook profile page, which is generally sent from one of their friends. The message takes the title “This is you?” with the question mark at the end of the title which makes the user more curious to find out if she or he is anyhow linked to that URL.
The link contains a YouTube video that is embedded in it. This would supposedly show the video in which friend identified recipient to be present. However, this is all just a big fat lie, since the message is a scam and link is malicious. It must also be noted that your friend is not the one who sent you this link, but it is the cyber criminals behind thid scam.
The link does not actually redirect the victims to the video, and you will also be convinced to open the link since it shows to have around 400,000 views already. Do not open the link at any cost or else you will be in trouble. The scammers are sending different links to different users. This is why it has become difficult for Facebook to block these links although the company is trying to reduce the impact of the scam by preventing them to their best ability.
You also need to be very careful. Some links may redirect you to Amazon probably because the scammers have signed up for the affiliate marketing of Amazon.com in which the company gives referral commission. Once you click on the link, any future purchases you make from that website will help the scammers earn some cash.
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