Nicole’s baby kicking video is a Facebook scam

There is new Facebook scam spreading .  The scam post:

AWESOME Video “Nicole’s Baby Kicking – The Belly View – Unbelievable”
An amazing view of a baby kicking and moving his way out of the belly while at the beach.

There is, indeed, a real YouTube video of a heavily pregnant woman called Nicole, sunbathing on a beach. It was posted in May 2009 and has had over 3.5 million views so far.

The thing is, however, if you really want to watch the video: go to YouTube.

Don’t click on the link being spread across Facebook. Because if you do, you are taken to a third-party website which insists you have to share the link with your Facebook friends before you can watch the video clip.

it was advertising the controversial Scientology organisation. One wonders if the scammers are earning revenue by driving traffic to the page.

You should always be suspicious of links like this being shared by your Facebook friends. The safest place to watch “viral” videos is on YouTube itself (and other established video websites such as Vimeo), or you could find yourself being asked to complete money-making surveys or imparting your personal information.

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