Read this before you click that new viral video of 'shocking roller coaster accident'

If a friend tells you they have some amazing pictures or video, you will probably want to see it.

And if it concerns a roller coaster accident, you may be very tempted to click on it.

But think before you click.

Viral Video Contains Malware

Security experts are warning about a Facebook post that's going viral, claiming to have "shocking video footage" of a roller coaster accident in Florida.

But stop right there: Don't you think this would have been on TV, radio, Google News and everywhere else if it were true?

There was no roller coaster accident.

This is a "click trick" to get you to download malware into your computer, according to the computer blog

Words to Watch For

Be suspicious of words like "shocking," "incredible" or "must see" -- even if it pops up on a friend's Facebook feed, and appears to be from them.

If you really feel the need to download some "amazing" footage, do a Google or YouTube search. If it is real, you will find that video clip elsewhere.

Your computer won't catch a virus from YouTube, because you don't download anything.

A simple search will reveal that this video doesn't exist and is a scam. 

That way you don't waste your money.


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