A NEW scam that tries to entice users of social networking site Facebook into clicking 'like' on a page promising sex videos of former MediaCorp artist Fiona Xie has surfaced.
The scam, which appeared several days ago, is the first such scam to feature a local celebrity, and features a picture of the bosomy 29-year-old beauty sitting in a bathtub, together with the tagline asking:
'Fiona Xie. Is she REALLY as innocent as she looks?' Those who click the 'like' button, are promised 'Private sexual videos of famous Singapore celebrities here. Only enter if you are 18 years old and above.'
Those who click, won't find any sex videos of Ms Xie, ranked the world's 13th sexiest woman by lad-mag FHM in 2009, or or any other local celebrity. There is, said security firm Sophos' senior technology consultant Graham Cluley, just a survey to complete.
This is the reason for the scam, as the scammers make money for every survey completed, he added. Victims may also find themselves in for some embarrassment, since their activities would be broadcast to all their Facebook contacts. It is also how the scam is perpetuated, with one hapless victim plugging the scam to his Facebook friends in hopes that they too will click on it and spread it to their contacts, said Mr Cluley.
The good news is that this is the limit of the damage for this particular 'click-jacking' scam, as the bug is known in security parlance. Ms Xie, who left Singapore in 2009 and is currently based in Hongkong, could not be reached.