Apr 282011

WORD ON INTERNET SCAMS: Facebook users are being warned not to trust a Facebook link to ‘leaked’ video of a roller coaster accident.

The fake rollor coaster accident video link sent to Facebook members through their Facebook friends is a viral scam designed to gather personal information.

The intelligent virus will even create a headline based on the Facebook user’s location as a way of luring unsuspecting users to allow it access to private facebook information.

Although the roller coaster scam and others have previously been blocked by Facebook, a new one is making its way around the web and can not be easily removed from the facebook walls it is posted on.

The viral application works by asking the Facebook user to approve the application and then asks the user to complete a survey.

Other similar viral Facebook-based scams have included headlines about a Facebook / webcam suicide and a secret Justin Bieber webcam video.