FB Scam: Dad Drops His Daughter to Try to Catch a Baseball

As regular OSM readers will already know we regularly add articles that talk about the scams that are becoming more and more frequent on our beloved social networking website Facebook. Now we are hearing of another FB scam titled “Dad Drops His Daughter to Try to Catch A Baseball on LIVE TV!” and you can see what the wall post looks like below.

The scam carries the message “Haha nice job buddy.. father of the year.” If you have been unfortunate enough to fall for the scam then you will have been directed to another page which is where the scam has been designed to get you to. This is a page that looks like a Facebook page with an embedded video of the apparent incident. This is your typical survey scam where the crooks are trying to obtain your details for their own wrong doings. You can see the next stage of the scam below.

Not only are they after your details but they will also use the trust that your friends have for you against you. Upon loading the above screen you will have also added the same scam to your own Facebook profile page with the appearance of it being liked. Of course, if you like something that looks like a video then your friends are far more likely to click on it to see what’s so good but instead they have also been suckered in by the scam.

We are going to need to get this removed from your page so the first thing that you need to do is locate the rogue post on your wall, then hit the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the post. Then you click on “Report Post / Scam” from the drop down menu. Next you will need to follow our guide to make sure you don’t have any other scams or pages liked that you don’t actually want in there from the past. Over at Facecrooks.com their author is telling us more about why the scammers do what they do, it’s well worth a read.

These scams we are seeing popping up every day and to raise the awareness of them we wanted to give you a couple of examples of just how far the crooks go to get your attention. Remember the incident where Amy Winehouse was found dead at her place in London, well soon after she was found there were a number of scams going around where people were trying to better themselves because of the shock value of her passing…Sickening.

If you enjoy reading about these Facebook scams then perhaps you should follow me on Twitter or add me to your circles on Google+ to get them as they are added.

It just goes to show that the scammers don’t have any limits what so ever so be careful what you click on through Facebook. Have you seen this scam going around? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • http://twitter.com/central_e Central E

    Thank you for posting this and explaining how to get rid of the spam. I have not fallen pray to the obvious scam, but many of my friends have and I will direct them to this video. Have you heard about the current DM spam o twitter? Crazy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773077515 Jonathan Cordes

    I first thought that was a real video, then I noticed one of my friends posted the same video twice, saying different things both times, and both times not sounding like the person who posted the video. That’s when I knew it was a scam.

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