Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Another day, another Facebook scam

Facebook scammers are once again trying to take advantage of gullible users who want to see a sensational video. This time it’s NASA that is claiming the world will end in 2012. There is no video. Don’t click it, don’t Like it, and don’t Share it.

This particular scam says something along the lines of “2012 DOOMSDAY CONFIRMED: NASA WARNS BE PREPARED!!” followed by a fraudulent link. Sometimes it has the words “Know what to expect after seeing this leaked” tacked on to the beginning. It also has the following description: “Leaked NASA video, warns public of upcoming 2012 DOOMSDAY!” Another version says “2012 Doomsday Confirmed Nasa Warns Be Prepared, Schematic illustration of the Earth’s magnetic field.”