Porsha Williams Sex Video scam spreads on Facebook – don’t be duped!

Graham Cluley

Fans of tacky reality TV shows should be on their guard, after a scam has spread widely on Facebook claiming to be a link to a sex tape video of one of the stars of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”.

Here’s the background.

A couple of weeks ago, police were allegedly called to the recording of the Real Housewives reunion show, after a fight broke out between two reality “stars”: Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore.

If you can bear to watch the histrionics, here is footage of the cat-fight:

Now fraudsters are playing on the gullibility of devoted reality TV fans, by claiming that one of the combatants (Kenya Moore) has released a sex tape of her rival Porsha Williams as a form of revenge:

OMG Kenya Moore Leaked Porsha Williams Sextape Because of their brawl

porsha is so much angry after watching this

[LINK]

Other versions of the scam may read:

OMG Porsha Williams Sextape Leaked by Ex-Boyfriend

If you make the mistake of clicking on one of these links, however, you are taken to a fake Facebook page which tells you you can only view the “restricted” video content if you share the link with your online Facebook friends first.

Porsha restricted

In this way, the scammers aim to dupe users into spreading their link far and wide. Sadly it seems many people are prepared to share a link on Facebook *before* they have actually checked what the link is pointing to.

In this case, if you do make the mistake of sharing the link, you are taken to a bogus YouTube page, which asks you to complete an online survey before you can watch the video.

Video scam site

In the example above, victims are told they need to verify their age before viewing the salacious video, and are offered the promise of winning Apple or Samsung products as prizes if they participate in a survey.

So, how do the scammers make their money?

Well, they earn affiliate cash each and every time someone makes the mistake of completing one of the surveys. The victims don’t get to see a sex tape at the end of it, but the fraudsters have made themselves that little bit richer, and the link has been shared further across Facebook.

In the worst cases, the outcome of the attack may not just be more money in the pockets of internet scammers – but also the delivery of malware onto the visiting computers of innocent users.

Typically the scammers will use sensational breaking news stories, free $500 gift cards for high street brands, ways to increase follower counts, or the promise of naked videos to trick the unwary into clicking on their links.

Always think twice about the links that you click on and share via social networks.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.
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