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According to Yahoo News, fans of Selena and her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, have fallen prey to a scam link promising "hidden camera video" of Gomez and Bieber in, ahem, intimate exchanges. Like a virus, once clicked, the fake link appears on the user's Facebook wall, prompting more friends to check out the racy footage.
Computer security firm Sophos reports that fans are "unlikely to think twice about clicking on a link shared with them by their Facebook friends, claiming to leak to a sex video." However, once they do, they're redirected to an outside web site that urges them to "share" the video with friends. Once they agree, and the link appears on their Facebook wall, the video does not appear at all. Instead, the duped fan is presented with an online survey.
"This is how the scammers make money, tricking you into driving traffic to online surveys that earn them commission," explains the experts at Sophos. "Using sex videos is not a new technique, and Justin Bieber has had his name used in vain by the scammers on several occasions."
For Justin and Selena's sake, Sophos suggests deleting any mention of the scandal from your feed and Facebook wall. "That way at least you are no longer spreading it with your online chums. You can also report the link as spam -- hopefully if enough people do it, Facebook will begin to stop the scam from spreading," says Sophos.