Jasmine Curtis-Smith Sex Video Scandal?

An alleged Jasmine Curtis-Smith sex video scandal with her boyfriend Sam Concepcion is making rounds on the social networking site Facebook.

According to a report on Bandera, "the girl actually looks like Jasmine" and "the boy in his profile can be mistaken for Sam."

The link to the supposed private-intimate footage has reportedly been shared numerous times on Facebook.

However, the writer explained that upon investigation they found out that link to the alleged Jasmine Curtis-Smith sex scandal redirects to a website that asks people to like and share the video.

Alleged Jasmine Curtis-Smith Sex Video Scandal

It turns out to be just another hoax.

The spammers/scammers used "clickjacking" which, according to International Business Times, "is a technique used to trick online users into clicking hidden links and buttons. Scammers exploit the security weakness in web browsers to allow the layering and hiding of pages."

"As a result, users often click on the play button of a video they thought was posted by a Facebook friend. However, they don't know they are clicking on a hidden link. Users will then be redirected to other pages that ask for personal information. These pages often encourage users to join a 'competition.' If information is entered, victims will be vulnerable to malicious software. Scammers will use their profiles to spread the scam online," the website posted.

It is exactly the same method applied on the Boy Abunda death hoax and the fake Coleen Garcia sex video scandal.

Not only that, a group of bloggers have learned to ride on the trending topic and used redirection to generate traffic. Once clicked, said link on any Facebook newsfeed will bring you to a blog that has a video from Philstar.com featuring an interview with Jasmine and Sam.

Philstar.com has already blocked the site from using their material, but the actual video can still be streamed on YouTube.

Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Sam Concepcion
Screengrab from YouTube video courtesy of Philstar.com
In this particular case though, there's no risk involved in browsing the blog site, but it is most likely generating advertising clicks by using the technique—a clear violation of the Adsense program policy on "invalid clicks and impressions."

Adsense states that: "Publishers may not use any means to inflate impressions and/or clicks artificially."

Hat tip to Socialtrendsph.com