Charlie Sheen fake filth flick powers Facebook survey scam
This one has Tiger Blood
Scammers have exploited actor Charlie Sheen's increasingly bizarre antics as a lure for the latest in a long line of survey scams on Facebook.
Would-be voyeurs/victims are typically exposed to the scam via messages promising links to a supposed homemade sex tape featuring Sheen and supposedly released by his ex-wife.
Surfers are invited to think the clip may feature Sheen's live-in girlfriends Bree Olson (a star of professionally made grumble flicks) and Natalie Kenly.
In reality, surfers are directed to a video player that resembles YouTube, before being exposed to a survey scam popup. Unlike many such scams the Sheen lure actually offers would-be marks video content, though unsurprisingly not the material they might have expected.
"The video you are sent to is a spoof from break.com that makes fun of Sheen by dubbing his voice over a fake sex video," reports Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at net security firm Sophos.
A full write-up of the scam can be found here. ®