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Facebook Scam: [Video] Real life Medusa Found Dead

A new Facebook scam claims to contain a video of a real life Medusa found dead in order to spread malware. The scam attempts to trick Facebook users into clicking malicious links that will download malware or will claim a user must download a media player or update their existing media players in order to view the video.

There is no video and no real life Medusa was found dead. This is a scam designed to spread malware. If a user clicks links provided by this scam there is a chance that malware will be downloaded or the user may be directed to a malicious website.

Example

[Video] Real life Medusa Found Dead

25,699,099 people shared this video. Click to watch.

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Solution:

If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam or if you feel your computer is infected with malware please see the recommended steps below.

*If you have provided your email address, telephone number, and home address to the fraudulent 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.

  • Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to.

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  • Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps).
  • 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.

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