Full Length Movies on YouTube List Scam: How it Works
Who doesn’t want to watch a movie from the comfort of his bed if there is no Netflix? Beware of a new scam going around these days promising a list with full length movies on YouTube. How does it work?
The scam has surfaced on Facebook last week. It comes as a post that is being shared and has a lot of comments and engagement. Naturally, people are attracted to the offer, especially since the title of the post and the thumbnail are tempting to click on. Let’s say you decide to discover the magic list.
Once you click on the link, a new page comes up featuring a bogus video player displayed on your screen. It informs that you need an “Adobe Flash Update”. See below. It is very similar to many scams that occur when something highly watchable is of interest.
Let’s continue. You may believe the good news and click the ‘Download’ button. By doing that, you will install malware on your device – a keylogger, to be exact. What does a keylogger do? It gathers your personal info by capturing your keystrokes on your computer’s keypad (passwords, account numbers). On the other hand, it could be any other virus that is being sent your PC, so beware.
The Full Length Movies List Scam is also perpetrated on Instagram and Twitter.
In a different variation of the scheme, cybercrooks ask you to provide different information, such as your cell phone number. You are lured in with a big promotion, which is nothing but a fake. If you sign up, you are automatically registered for Premium Texting. What does that do? You will receive daily text messages for which you will have to pay $2/ piece, until you opt out. For many people it is too late when discover the charges on their credit card statement, a month later.
Full Length Movies List Scam: How To Report
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