Dove Shampoo Government warning links - Facebook Rumour
Links (below) are circulating Facebook and Twitter that warn users to avoid using Dove Shampoo. Links on Facebook comes attached to a graphic looking image of an apparent injury on a man’s shoulder.
The links lead to a website that requests users share the link on social media before proceeding.
[18+ VIDEO] You Will Never Use Dove Shampoo After Watching This Clip! Link removed.
GOVERNMENT WARNING: You Will Never Use This Bath Shampoo After Viewing This!
You must watch this video to save yourself and your family from this disease
However this is just a scam that dupes users into either completing surveys (i.e. survey scams) or downloading malicious software onto their computer. Scams that ask users to share videos before proceeding are a popular modus operandi for Internet scammers.
There is no video on offer here, and the image of an injury to a man’s shoulder has been digitally manipulated, as the image clearly shows a lotus seed pod digitally ‘photoshopped’ onto the photo. A similar scam circulated shortly before this scam began appearing that saw a lotus seed pod ‘photoshopped’ onto the image of a woman’s breast along with a fake caption that it was a larvae infestation.
Identical versions of the above hoax exist for both Head & Shoulders and Axe.
This is just another scam that forces users to share the video before progressing, thus circulating the scam across Facebook. If you fell for the scam then remember to delete the offending post!
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