Facebook “hot Snapchat” hoax latest in series of scams

01/15/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – A hoax circulating Facebook promising to direct users to “hot Snapchats” is reportedly the latest of several expected to make their rounds on social media sites in 2015. As reported by WebProNews, the scam is reportedly already listed as one of the most circulated on the popular social media site so far this year.

As noted in the report, links to articles such as those with titles such as “10 Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever” have been used to scam users into visiting sites involved in survey scams, identity fraud, and other issues.

Researchers from security provider Bitdefender are quoted as stating of the issue, “Tabloid-titled scams will continue to affect curious users this year…A study in 2014 revealed that scams promising horrid videos and pictures represented less than 1 per cent of scams flooding the network. However, researchers expect this to grow with the vivid interest users have for anything ‘leaked’ and ‘horrendous.’”

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