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Dec 15, 2011

Beware! Facebook Scam "Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!"

we recently covered about a facebook worm which targeted a whole lot of facebook users. It's really sad to see that these types of scams keep growing and facebook hasn't really been able to successfully give protection to their users from such scams.

A new bloke in the list "Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television!", the most viral one yet, is spreading like a wildfire among facebook users.

The following status on one of my friend's wall bought my attention first towards this scam:

Yeahh!! It happens on Live Television![LINK] 
Lol Checkout this video its very embracing moment for her

The lady is the above screen shot is Marika Fruscio an Italian Model, She had Wardrobe malfunction (Accidental exposure of intimate parts) on a live TV show, which is what the scam refers to.

On clicking the link, Facebook users are directed to the folllowing page:

In order to play the video the user has to click the button "jaa", which appears as an age verification system required in order to watch the video. when you click on "jaa" you are infact clicking on a hidden link which consequently post the same link on each of your contact's wall. Next a survey is prompted which the user needs fill in order to watch the video, thus helping the scammers make tons of money.

While searching related to the scam on the internet, I managed to find the source code of the scam on pastebin, This proves that there is not a single body behind this scam, with the source code available in public, any one could create a website and inject the malicious javascript in to it and start scamming.

One more thing to note is that in most such cases blogspot blogs are being targeted as they are free to create, You can create a blog in less than 5 minutes. If this keeps growing, I believe that blogger will stop giving free blogspot blogs and will maybe switch to a payed system or facebook would just disable blogspot domains from being shared, thus making it difficult for real bloggers to market their blogs.

How To Remove The Scam?
It's fairly easy to remove the scam, all you need to do is to report it to facebook. 

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