Scam Alert - Dont click on link about Video of Bloodiest Fight Ever Between John Cena and Undertaker
It appears that Facebook scams involving wrestlers are a major success. That’s why crooks have launched a scheme that leverages an alleged video of the bloodiest fight ever between Undertaker and John Cena.
Since, on previous occasions when we wrote about such hoaxes, many of our readers believed that the celebrity involved was really dead or injured, we want to clarify that all of this is a scam.
Hoax Slayer provides a sample of the message circulating on Facebook:
“THE UNDERTAKER of WWE suffered from a severe head injury after the Hell in a cell. The Undertaker was rushed in ICU right after the BL00DIEST fight ever happened on WWE.
The fight match was BANNED on TV due to violence. Watch the original vide0 from WWE on h0w The bl00dy fight ends with Undertaker together with J0hn Cena. (f0r 18yrs & ab0ve) -->[Link]”
Curiously, this time no one has died, but the scam is still clever.
By promising World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans a video of a violent fight between Undertaker and John Cena, the crooks know that plenty of users will fall for it and visit the website that hides behind the link.
The link points to a shady Facebook application entitled “Get Access,” which requests permission to access basic information, post on the user’s behalf, and access their data any time.
By giving the app the requested permissions, Facebook customers are actually allowing the scammers to spread the malicious post.