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Scam Facebook message says “you’re in a viral YouTube video” – but you’re not

January 15, 2020


MEGAN FRANK EXPLAINS, IT’S A SCAM THAT MAY BRING REAL TROUBLE.>>SCAMMERS ARE TRYING TO FOOL YOU INTO THINKING YOU’RE THE STAR OF A YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT’S GONE VIRAL. BUT, IF YOU GET A MESSAGE LIKE THIS, IT’S MOST LIKELY A SCAM. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS, VICTIMS ARE EITHER TAGGED IN A POST OR RECEIVE A MESSAGE ABOUT A MUST SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO. IT MAY ASK, IS THIS YOU? OR YOU’RE IN THIS VIDEO? IF YOU CLICK ON IT, YOU’LL BE TAKEN TO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE LOG IN PAGE. IT WILL SAY YOU MUST LOG IN.TO SEE THE VIDEO, BUT THERE IS NO VIDEO. SCAMMERS THEN STEAL YOUR INFORMATION TO TAKE OVER YOUR PAGE AND SEND SCAM LINKS TO YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS. THEY MAY ALSO INSTALL MALWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER. TO AVOID THIS, DON’T CLICK ON LINKS YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE EVEN FROM FRIENDS AND ALWAYS VERIFY THE URL OF SITES YOU LOG-IN TO. SCAM SITES MAY HAVE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES, TOO, LIKE SPELLING YOUTUBE WITH THE LETTER U INSTEAD OF WRITING OUT YOU. THE LINK ITSELF WILL COME WITH LITTLE-TO-NO VIDEO DESCRIPTION BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR CURIOSITY TO GET THE BETTER OF YOU, DON’T LET IT. MEGAN FRANK, NEWS 8.>>MEGAN SAYS THIS SCAM MESSAGE ALSO COMES IN PHOTO-FORM. THE MESSAGE WILL SAY IS THIS

67 Comments

  • Reply Andrew Hager January 25, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Thank you, Megan, I'll be on the lookout for anything as suspicious as that.

  • Reply GaayakHoonMain February 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I knew it…I pressed on this link and it asked me for my Facebook email and password,I thought something was a little bit mysterious why will it ask me for my stuff to continue when I already have logged on…I checked on YouTube and obviously it is a scam…Thanks for the warning

  • Reply Reptile July 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I had a link like this. I didn't click on it because I was worried it might be an illegal website.

  • Reply Vortex /Jesse Torres October 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Lol I accidentally clicked

  • Reply dark shadow November 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    just had a message with this scam nearly had a heart attack good thing i searched it before downloading the app.

  • Reply mia stonem November 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Loads of people are sending one saying "iits you mia😈" 😐😐

  • Reply galaxy man . jpg December 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    why is this news? this isn't anything special…

  • Reply FanofDonkeyKong64 January 15, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Who is sending this YouTube message scam that says your name and it says it's you whoever is doing this is being bad.

  • Reply UltimateGamer January 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Aaaa thank you

  • Reply Mini Mixers January 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I just got a message with the scam video of someone I don’t even know I just blocked this person. The video says “omg Megan you did this? I didn’t know”

  • Reply TMT 50 January 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Guys can someone please reply to my comment ASAP, so what happened is that I clicked on it but quickly clicked out like I didn’t even sign in or anything, will my account still be hacked?!

  • Reply Muhammed Fitness January 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Its happened to me and my Facebook disabled wtf should i do is this scamm can cause my account to disabled??!

  • Reply iiKinqTrollcz - The solution of the problem January 30, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I got this but I am a swede so it says like: kolla här (name) 🙂
    Which means: Look here (name) 🙂

  • Reply Emily Fontaine February 2, 2018 at 12:33 am

    I got this and I opened it what do I dooo

  • Reply Min Yoongi's wifeu April 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I almost got hacked but i changed my password really quick

  • Reply RedGhst _YT May 22, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Indian scammers work xDDD

  • Reply 106.4 The EarRape July 12, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Mans who stupid enough to think that is a real video, example of a real YouTube video,

    Http://www.youtube.com/watch?=bu6ghy5dd

  • Reply Totally ArDa TR July 21, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    ALERT:this message is an scam if you want to remove this text click the liek button below

  • Reply Ieva -_- July 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I just got 3 messages saying “this video is yourIeva 😕” from different people. I didn’t open the links thankfully.

  • Reply Guy Miller November 4, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I got scam out $3550.00 dollars

  • Reply Glenn Kukkee December 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I laughed, I cried… I hoped you would put some instructions like "WHAT TO DO NOW" but you didn't, so IF YOU HAVE IT: https://wordpress.com/page/glennkukkee.com/70. Thanks for the haha, guys – I liked your video and linked to it in my article. For those who have the virus, I put directions in my post.

  • Reply elboxer December 30, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Two friends sent this to me and when i saww youtube spelled wrong in the link i was like this a virus

  • Reply SPAC February 13, 2019 at 4:40 am

    1/12/19 a profile page on FB called (app video) has everyone’s messenger conversations on it from them posing as your friend with a video “it’s You 😱 😱 “ if you Type in FB search area… app video, their page comes up! Currently using YouTube as their profile pic! They got me scammed today and posted my chat. Report them to FB!!!

  • Reply Alverdine And Audrea May 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    My mom got a message from a dude it was is this you she was scared so she came to me and then I researched it and found this video thanks a lot my mom could of got hacked!

  • Reply Andux May 22, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I got something like:

    it's. you.?😱

    😂diid you see the video

  • Reply Mindy Krejci June 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Go to Facebook page Scam Company American Cosigners Exposed for more information about scammer Randi Dorante

  • Reply Holly Yeates June 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I used to be mad at my mom for having a vpn thing on my phone but I got one of these messages and I clicked on it and the vpn was blocking it thank gif

  • Reply Cass Senpi August 18, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I got the same thing. And I texted the person but they don't respond. Wow

  • Reply Tracey Delgado August 19, 2019 at 2:32 am

    How do I remove it though?

  • Reply Kat J August 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I got this from a friend who I know is very good with grammar and doesn’t misspell things so when I got a message from her saying “(my full name) it’s you video?!” I knew something was fishy

  • Reply Stitchdroid 626 August 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I just got that right now

  • Reply summerlandmary August 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I had a friend say the video was unbelievable…..I don't make videos

  • Reply SecretaryBarbie August 21, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    This literally just happened to me and I had an actual panic attack deleted the whole $&@&+ing Facebook account and messenger terrified

  • Reply ImBoReD August 21, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Joke is on the scammers, they will be very disappointed when they out that I don't even use Facebook lol 😜😜

  • Reply Jennyka Silencieux August 22, 2019 at 2:04 am

    I click on it in entered myself account thankfully it ask me to download VPN and subscribe which I did. After that I couldn’t go to the page again. Thanks VPN.

  • Reply Araceli Gonzalez August 22, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Warning Warning Please watch to the end!!!!!!!!!!! I just got one of these from a friend and I was dumb enough to open it because I know her. I'm blessed to have two angles that Warning about this scam before I saw this video !!!!!!!!!!!!
    I texted my friend but she didn't respond.

  • Reply Tekraj Kc August 23, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I got same from my known person

  • Reply MyNamesTristan August 23, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Oh no I'm screwed

  • Reply Teena Thomas August 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I got this same message from a classmate. I only opened bcs i knew him. I clicked the link, then it said me to login. I did. Then they said there is no video. I got scared and look at YouTube for information. When i knew it was scam, i changed my password and shared link of this YouTube to facebook. I hope no one gets scamed.

  • Reply Shelby kitty August 24, 2019 at 1:03 am

    I keep getting these how do I report it my friends are getting it

  • Reply Savageb August 24, 2019 at 3:25 am

    I was confused when I saw this and I log in and kicks me out and after that I saw the this video and I quickly changed my password fast I just hope nothing bad happens to my account

  • Reply yo boi August 24, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Wtf i got it from my brother lol

  • Reply Evelyn Schulz August 26, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Do something about that now I mean now I dell for it how can you stop this if it happened to you how do I delete my Facebook or start a new one

  • Reply Savannah Failed August 26, 2019 at 3:15 am

    I just got asked

  • Reply Junior Owens August 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I didn't log in, and I dont have my credit card linked to anything on Facebook or Google. Am I good?

  • Reply emma rose August 27, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    the first time i got one was from a person on my fb but they told me it was a virus so i didn’t open it

  • Reply Arrowake August 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I accidentally clicked as well, but for me when i went into my account setting the session expired and took me to the password screen….. long story short i got my account deactivated and had all my friends report it

  • Reply iluvmym4 August 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Yep got
    It took me to apple store to down load some app

  • Reply Reina De corazones August 28, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I got one of those messages few minutes ago . I deleted that message in a heartbeat 💗. Not today satan not today.

  • Reply Abrar Zahin August 29, 2019 at 2:56 am

    its a bit too late for me but nothing happened after i clicked the link 😛

  • Reply iluvmym4 August 29, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Happened to me just today
    Never heard of this till now

  • Reply H TV August 29, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I just got this message today .it says is it you??

  • Reply Häley•Gächa•Ärtz August 30, 2019 at 1:35 am

    I got this!!

  • Reply M September 15, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    😱😱 I think you appear in
    this VIDEO watch it, IM REALLY IMPRESSED!!!😱😱
    Is what I was sent this early morning but no video….

  • Reply OiSlumai September 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    RIP I logged into it

  • Reply Davinatt Baker September 18, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    But they had my picture…….🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Reply Cristhian Reyes October 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Scott Rote sent it to me just 5min ago. Lol…

  • Reply Creeper Aw man October 20, 2019 at 1:46 am

    My grandma sent me this and she dead lol

  • Reply Angel Sanchez October 26, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Oops

  • Reply Salok BBK November 3, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Help i did this and i logged in and it let me in even though i used my wrong facebook password do you think ill still get hacked????!!

  • Reply Eva Zhydkykh November 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I literally just got that

  • Reply Jasmyne latisha November 15, 2019 at 5:18 am

    got one of these today, havent clicked on it because I know its a scam

  • Reply Cecilia Nightengale December 18, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I literally just got the video sent me to by a friend….and my friend hasn't gotten back to me.

  • Reply BloxyGacha_Katmc January 8, 2020 at 12:26 am

    My mum sent this to me on Facebook.

  • Reply Unknown Shireling January 9, 2020 at 6:37 am

    I got this message! The message was from a classmate of mine so naturally i tried to log in to see what it was about 😨😨😰 I’m so stupid😖

  • Reply Danny villa January 9, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Yo it said I sent to everybody but it wasn’t me

  • Reply lionah garakara January 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Happened to me yesterday ,my account was used to send those links to my friends. How do they even do that ???🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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