Scam Name: Anaconda coughs up a hippo
Scam Signature Message(s): OMG, this is the biggest and scariest snake I have ever seen, check out this video or
SHOCKING! Anaconda Coughs Up An Entire Hippo!
Horrifying snake killed a huge hippo! SHOCKING! Video
Scam Link: tiny.cc link
Scam Type: Rogue Application
Trending: August 10, 2010
Why it’s a Scam:
The applications’s goal is to draw the user into taking online surveys. The scammer receives a commission for each complete survey. Even if you don’t take the survey, the application changes your status message and spreads the advertisement for the rogue app via your newsfeed.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of passing the link onto your friends, you should clean-up your newsfeed and profile to remove references to the link.
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