How the scam works:
(with video) Donald Trump is the new president of the United States of America and scammers already came up with ways to victimize those who want to know every single detail of his White House move. This time around, the subject is the wall that Donald Trump wants to build not only between the US and Mexico, but also between the US and Canada.
Watch the short video below to see Donald Trump's original shocking comments about building the walls:Donald Trump Builds Walls Video
Just like during any other major world event, scammers create fake social media campaigns preying on some people's naivety to believe everything they read online. These fake posts claim to offer the reader everything they want to see — specifically exclusive latest news about the results of the presidential elections.
As everyone has been stressfully waiting to see the election's grand finale, scammers posted a fake Facebook video that claims to show you the plans of how these walls will be built and how they will look like. The clip comes with the title: "FOX Breaking News: Donald Trump Reveals How The Walls Between The US, Mexico, and Canada Will Look Like". The main image is stolen from the Internet.
The video is linked to questionable websites that are known for spreading the rumors typically about celebrities' deaths and other fake breaking news. It is not just one website, but a few, so in case one of them is reported they still have a few back-ups.
As a victim, you are lured into giving a scammy app permission to view and post to your Facebook page. This way, the fake post circulates on social media and allows the site to scrape your (and other users') personal information.
Once clicked on and installed, this agressive malware can destroy phones and computers and expose sensitive information to hackers. This trick is done throught the installation of a keylogger virus onto your device. A keylogger is able to read your keyboward typing and mouse moves.
How to avoid the Donald Trump Wall scam:
There have been so many similar scams that maybe you should know by now that every time a major world event hits, so do the scammers. However, make sure you only read your latest news about Donald Trump's presidency on only from reputable wesbites, such CNN, USA TODAY, NBC News, and others.
How to report the Donald Trump Wall scam:
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