Posts Tagged ‘scams’
» posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 19:46 by Nigel
The news about Amy Winehouse has been all over the net this afternoon, and it doesn’t seem to have taken long for scammers to cotton on to it. In my facebook feed, around 7.25pm London time, I saw someone posting this:
Updated: I’ve now also seen links to keywordcache.com – the second screenshot below – which once again claims to be a Winehouse-related video, and is definitely a survey scam.
A clear indication that the video is a fake is the supposed comments below it, the most recent of which is apparently from the 8th of June; it would be hard to have a ‘night before death’ video from six weeks ago.
So, if you see this link, don’t click on it. Tell your friends if they’ve posted it on their walls, and never, ever, fill in your Facebook password just to see a video.
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