24. June 2011 10:08
Facebook scams are so popular that one or the other time most of us have fallen for it by sharing a scam message on our wall or by suggesting that page to our friends.
Wall posts and messages are spreading on Facebook about a photographer who killed himself after shooting video and committing suicide three days after watching it.
If you delve deep into the history or the origin of this scam, there is a background to it with slight variations. A prize-winning South African photo-journalist Kevin Carter had taken a picture of a young girl in Sudan in 1993, even this picture was used in a scam earlier. It is true that Kevin Carter committed suicide, but was over a year later and not three days.
For those who have fallen into the traps of this scam and clicked the link, they are presented with the request to share the ‘video’, but it doesn’t say ‘Share’ instead it says ‘Jaa’ meaning Share in Finnish
The motive behind these bogus posts or apps is to drive traffic to some site that somebody gets paid per view or click.
If you have posted or publicized this message on Facebook to your friends and family, I suggest you take a look at the posts that you have liked and shared on your news feed. Also, check your profile for any unwanted subscription to apps or pages.