Beware of the 600-Pound Woman Gives Birth to 40-Pound Baby scam which is currently circulating on various social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. The 600-Pound Woman Gives Birth to 40-Pound Baby scam obviously claims that an “600-pound” female has given birth to an 40-pound baby.
The scam originates from the fake news which was published by “World News Daily Report” which is an satire website.
The original article which was published on January the 14th of 2015 claimed the following:
A 600-pound woman has given birth to a 40-pound baby at Perth’s King Edward Memorial Hospital, a record breaking weight that could possibly make the newborn the largest baby ever born, reports the Western Australian Herald this morning.
The baby of gigantic size surprised doctors and staff members who were not fully prepared for such an event but miraculously managed to give birth to the 40-pound (18 kilos) baby who remains in a healthy state, has confirmed a hospital spokesman.
The single mother who’s [sic] delivery necessitated a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus was done to prevent any harm to the baby and mother’s health and was undergone without any complications.
Scammers and cybercriminals have adopted the fake news and are now using it in a malicious campaign which targets unaware internet users.
The scammers and cybercriminals force the unaware internet users to click on malicious links which will harvest personal and financial information. The chance is also very high that the cybercriminals will force the victim to install an remote administration tool, allowing the cybercriminals to fully control the infected device.
So please stay aware and inform your environment about these online threats. If you see someone sharing the 600-Pound Woman Gives Birth to 40-Pound Baby scam, then inform them in a private message and ask them to remove the link from their page.