Skip to comments.Malaysian Plane in Bermuda Triangle: Viral Facebook Hoax
Posted on 03/14/2014 11:35:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Malaysian Airline Found. Thats the title of a hoax news that is being spread across Twitter and Facebook.
The link leads you to a website called caught on camera and forces you to share the link in order to reveal the video.
Try closing the link without sharing and another window will pop up saying, Please click image above and share us on Facebook to close.
Even as the fate of the 239 passengers and crew members aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight remains unknown, there doesnt seem to be any dearth of heartless scamsters willing to cash in on the viral effect of the incident
In fact, not one but several different hoax sites are spreading such false rumours, enticing users click on the links and share on Facebook and other social networking sites. Another video link points out that the missing flight has been traced to the Bermuda triangle.
An online web portal that alerts netizens of email hoaxes has already listed this one and warns users not to click on any of these links.
Facebook Survey Scam - 'Malaysian MH370 Plane Found In Bermuda Triangle'
According to the website the message is a callous scam designed to trick Facebook users into promoting the bogus material via Facebook shares and participating in bogus online surveys and says the scam message uses a photograph of a Lion Air passenger plane that crashed into the sea when landing on Bali in April 2013.
Malaysian Airlines carrying 239 passengers has been missing since five days as more countries join the search operation that has widened to more than 27,000 square nautical miles.
Meanwhile online forums have been full of conspiracy theories about the missing flight ranging from terrorist attack to military shooting down the flight to extra-terrestrial intervention.
Who clicks on these? The rare times I get a window that insists on me clicking, whether to (allegedly) share on Facebook or to (they claim) update software, I shut down the computer rather than click on anything in the unwanted window.
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