WARNING: ‘Shark Eats Man’ Video Spreading On Facebook Is A Hoax

SharkEatsManSwimmingInIndianOcean650What do a shark eating a man in the Indian Ocean and a python eating a passed-out drunk man have in common? No, not the main course: They are both hoaxes that spread virally via Facebook.

International Business Times reported on the latest scam to go viral on the social network, in which a photo of a shark devouring a man — which is likely a screen shot from 1987 film Jaws: The Revenge — with a video play button appears atop the headline, “[SHOCKING VIDEO] SHARK EATS SWIMMING MAN IN INDIAN OCEAN.”

However, those who fall victim — to the scam, not the shark — are asked to click like, and then complete surveys, which earn money for the spammers who host the pages. Of course, the potential for phishing and malware also lurks.

Readers: Have you seen this hoax in your News Feeds?

Screenshot courtesy of International Business Times.

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