He also said this virus is spread through rat urine or feces and the public should not believe warnings like this posted on social media.
What's happening now is, work-from-home scams are showing up on News Feeds that look like legitimate businesses.
You might see a "Suggested Post" on your News Feed that promotes Binary Options, a get rich quick scheme.
While a few of the scams you'll find on the site are harmless, there are others that can actually cause serious problems.
That's why you need to know about these five dangerous Facebook scams that could be putting you at risk.
If you do not click on the link within the message, Facebook's system will block your account and you will never be able to use it again. Do not click on the link within the message, it's a hoax.
If you do click on the link you will be taken to a fake site that is designed to look like a Facebook login page. I found this on my News Feed not long ago: Facebook users are receiving messages that appear to be from one of their friends. The link is malicious and if you click on it, you will end up on a fake website.
The fraudsters could end up turning this scam into a more serious threat as well.
Instead of just stealing your credentials, they could turn the malicious video link into any number of attacks, for example, ransomware.
The person who answered the call claimed to be a Facebook representative but was actually a fraud.
Here's how the call went: The fraudster answered the phone by saying, "Thanks for calling Facebook." The researcher told the fake rep that he was locked out of his Facebook account and needed help getting back in.
Here's an example of what it looks like: These Binary Option schemes claim to have the secret to getting rich from certain stock investments.