check out this silly woman (Facebook Scam)
Beware of Facebook posts that say “check out this silly woman” and claim to contain a link to a video. These fake video links are not actually posted by your Facebook friends. If you see a Facebook post that says “check out this silly woman” do not click any links.
The “check out this silly woman” Facebook post is designed to trick Facebook users into clicking malicious links. These links lead to websites that host of malware, websites that contain fake surveys (which are generally used to phish personal information), and websites that contain “automatic web attacks” (also known as Facebook manual share web attacks).
Facebook manual share web attacks are used to automatically hijack Facebook accounts. If you click a web attack link while logged into Facebook the web attack will take control of your Facebook account. Once the scammers have control of your Facebook account they can use it to post content on your behalf. This is why you might see your friends Facebook account publish the fake “check out this silly woman” post.
If your personal Facebook account published a post that says “check out this silly woman” it is because you must have come across an untrustworthy link at some point. In order to fix this issue you will need to change your Facebook password and log everyone else out of your account. You might also need to remove rogue Facebook apps and eradicate any malware that may have infected your computer.
“check out this silly woman” Example
check out this silly woman
here’s the link hehe [Link removed]
If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam or if you feel your computer is infected with malware please see the recommended solutions below. *If you have provided your email address, telephone number, and home address to the fraudulent applications and/or online surveys it is likely that you will receive unwanted email spam, telephone calls, and junk mail at home. In order to disable this occurrence it is recommended to take the necessary steps and safety precautions introduced by your email service, telephone provider, and mail carrier.
- Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps).
- Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to. This will stop unauthorized access to your account.
- If you believe your computer is infected with malware we recommend to download and install reputable Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed, update the software, and run a scan for malicious files. *This software is available free or as a full version and can block malicious websites in real-time.