(BBB news release) Twitter users, don't fall for this.
According to a news release from the Better Business Bureau:
A new scam uses direct messages to tease potential victims with a link to an embarrassing Facebook video. Try to view the clip, and you'll get a virus instead.
How the Scam Works:
You receive a Twitter direct message that seems to be alerting you to a video of yourself posted on Facebook. Senders try to grab your attention by implying that the video is embarrassing. Variations of the message include:
rofl they was taping you
how did you not see them taping u
whatt are you doing in this fb vid ?
what on earth you're doing on this movie
O M G your in this
what on earth could you be doing in our vid
The message contains a link that appears to go to a Facebook.com address. But users who click on it are greeted with what appears to be a video player and a warning message that "An update to Youtube player is needed." The message says it will install an update to Flash Player 10.1, but the file that downloads isn't a new version of Flash. It's a virus.
Read the entire BBB news release HERE.