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Don't click on this new Facebook scam

Don't click on this new Facebook scam

If the words "malicious tagging" mean nothing to you, then you're not alone. It's actually the process that scammers use in an all-new (and very clever) Facebook scam.

The scam was uncovered by security analyst Bogdan Botezatu late last month in a blog post for BitDefender. Here's how it works:

First, the victim sees a post linking a "video" with 20 of their friends tagged. The video can change, but the 20 tagged people doesn't.

Here's a post that victims might see:

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Notice how there isn't an actual video link in the post. It links to a goo.gl URL, which is a URL-shortener that lets the scammer hide where the link is really directing you.

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