A Facebook scam that has been circulating for years seems to be making comeback in Nepal. If you fall for it, you’ll have your Facebook login info stolen by the scammers, who can then hack your account and use it to forward links and other nefarious purposes.
This scam works by tricking Facebook users into clicking a link. The link comes with a variation of “Timi jasto dekhinxa” in the description, and will likely come from one of your friends, who already fell for this scam.
If you click on the link, you’ll be taken to a fake Facebook login page with a message about confirming your information before you can access the video. It’s pretty obvious the page is fake if you notice the URL at the top. However, if you enter your login info there, not realizing it’s a scam, you will just give the scammers what they need to take over your account.
As a final result, you won’t be taken into video or photos, which never existed in the first place, but dumped into a spammy affiliate ad network for some apps, games, and surveys.
The best action if you get one of these video links from a friend is to not click it and notify your friend by phone if possible. If you made the mistake of entering your credentials on that fake login page, you should immediately change your Facebook password before the scammer gets the chance to get in. You should also set the two-factor authentication for Facebook so you won’t fall for another scam in the future.