Beware of the Disney resort alligator video that is currently being shared on Facebook. The video which is being shared is titled “Shocking! Watch how the alligator drags the toddler into lagoon near Disney resort“, it has been published after the horrible accident in Disney Land which involved a toddler and an alligator.
The story itself is not fake, the accident has taken place and the toddler did not survive the attack, but what is really nasty is the fact that the scammers are using this to generate an online revenue.
The scam involves a photo shopped picture of an alligator and a toddler. The picture lures unaware internet users to click on the post which is being shared on Facebook.
Once the Facebook user clicks on the “Shocking! Watch how the alligator drags the toddler into lagoon near Disney resort” post, they will be redirected to a malicious site which is hosted on “happym0mentz.site”. Once the malicious site has been loaded into the browser of the Facebook user, it will start trying to lure the user into sharing the video on the Facebook network.
The scam is using the following titles for the Facebook posts:
- Shocking! Watch how the alligator drags the toddler into lagoon near Disney resort
- (CAUGHT ON VIDEO) WATCH HOW THE Alligator Attacks Toddler At Lagoon At Disney Hotel
- Heartbreaking picture shows baby cradled in riding gear of dead motorbike-loving dad
- Unbelievable! Watch how the alligator drags the toddler into lagoon near Disney resort
The following descriptions are used by the Toddler Alligator video scam:
- Media finally released the video caught on cam by a tourist. It showed the two-year-old boy being pulled into a lagoon by an alligator near the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
- A toddler has been dragged into a lagoon by an alligator in front of his horrified family while playing in the water at a luxury Disney World resort..7 hours ago
- There is a heartbreaking reason behing the adorable image – it’s a poignant tribute to the father she never met
They try this by:
- Stating that the age has to be verified, and in order to do so, people have to login or share the post
- Malicious scripts running on the background which will try to auto share once you click on something
What to do
Well, it is very hard to take a website like this offline, but it is not hard to inform your environment about this malicious video that is being shared on Facebook. If you see someone sharing the “Shocking! Watch how the alligator drags the toddler into lagoon near Disney resort” video, then do not hesitate to inform that user about the risks.
Ask them to delete the post from their Facebook page, and if they decline, simply report the post as malicious or spam.