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Beware of the Delhi Zoo Video Facebook Scam!
September 26, 2014

Delhi zoo witnessed a tragic incident on Tuesday where a youth was mauled to death by a white tiger. Videos of the incident captured by onlookers have gone viral on the Internet. And as always, Internet crooks have started making good use of this incident to scam social media users, especially those on Facebook.

White Tiger Mauls Youth to death at Delhi Zoo video
 

Reportedly, the deceased fell into the enclosure of the tiger at the Delhi zoo. Till now, two videos have been released on the Internet where the tiger is seen pawing at the 20-year-old man and after about 15 minutes dragging him away into a corner of the enclosure.

While these videos are genuine, we came across a few posts on Facebook that claim to show actual footage of the incident. These videos were titled “What had actually happened at the Delhi zoo?”, “See what the news channels are not showing you!”, etc.

Using a test account, we clicked one of these posts to see if they are genuine or not. We were taken to a fake Facebook page, where we were asked to share the video before watching it. Once we did that, we were asked to fill a survey form before we could watch the video. Even after filling up the form, we could not find any video whatsoever.

So, to cut a long story short, if you come across any social media posts or links related to the Delhi zoo incident, verify the website and the source where the video is hosted. Clicking such posts might redirect you to a fake site or drop a malware on your system. You can trust websites of popular news channels, but beware of any random posts even if they have been shared by your friend. Exercise the same practice before sharing any such posts or liking them.

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  1. vignana bharathi high schoolSeptember 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Thank you quick heal to telling news.

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  2. Rio FernandesSeptember 26, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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  3. SANJIB CHAKRABORTY, HALISAHAR. W.B.September 26, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Thanking yo Quick Heal for inform and aware us

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  4. Thanks a lot to aware about such fraudulent

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  5. Sanjiv ThakurSeptember 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

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  6. Thank quick heal

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  7. Thank you for informing.

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  8. Pradip ParlikarSeptember 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    This is not the only video but many more are being circulated/shared on the Face book. Just as the video ask you to share , delete and exit. This is the best policy. It can save the netizens from malware attacks and also possible criminal proceedings for sharing it.

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  9. thanks for sharing

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  10. Thanks,,,,,,,,

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  11. Thank You Quick Heal for giving the news to the public .

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  12. Vinayak DikshitSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    thank you very much quick heal for this valuable information.

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  13. Kuldeep GanjooSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Thank you Quick Heal for the valuable information. You always helps users to stay away from viruses and malwares.

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  14. Thank u so much for alerting us Quick heal. I had thought the same thing, when I came across this piece of video 🙂

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  16. Thank you quick heal to telling news.

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  17. Akshay ChaturvediSeptember 26, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Thanks Quick heal for the post any body can be fooled with this video

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  18. Subodh PandeySeptember 26, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Thanksfor making us beware of such thugs.

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  19. It will be a good informarion to protect our system from malware while we are using internet and surf such sites.

    Thanks to you

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  20. vibhav singlaSeptember 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Thanks Quick Heal for givin
    g the news about facebook scam

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  21. thanx for the concern!

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  22. Quickheal should work faster because this viseo viral on Tuesday.

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  23. Xavier biswasSeptember 26, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Thkns quickheal for this valuable information

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  24. such a useful message thnx to QHTS

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  25. Thank Q very much & nice app

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  26. Thank’s to you Quick heal

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  27. Thank u soooo much quick heal.

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  28. Posting of such a tragic event should be banned.People should learn to behave more responsible way…

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  29. THANKS

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  30. GOURAV SARKARSeptember 27, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    thanks

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  31. Thanks for warning.
    This is not the first time, such scam is being noticed .Often we noticed an extremely sex exciting picture or some dragon swallowing a women or such startling pictures posing as videos but when you click it ,you are asked to go some other site and share it or ask for such survey.We all should be careful because this is one way of hacking accounts.

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  32. Thank u

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  33. Roopak BhattacharyaSeptember 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Yes, you are absolutely right. one such video 5 min 36 secs was posted to my facebook homepage.

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  34. thank you so much for sharing this news…I will be careful now…

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  35. THANKS ONCE AGAIN QUICK HEAL TEAM

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  36. Charanjit Singh Uppal (Japan)September 27, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Thanks Quick heal for your valuable alert

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  37. Pastor VishalSeptember 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Thanks Sir, for the awarness

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  38. This will help a lot to me from fake msgs today onwards.
    Thank to quick heal.
    Hats off to ur team.

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  39. ashish kashyapSeptember 27, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Thank for information

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  40. ashish kashyapSeptember 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Thankfor information to all.

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  41. Sanjiv ShuklaSeptember 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Thank you so much for the post to know reality.

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  42. HARENDRA KUMAR SINGHSeptember 27, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    THANKS QUICKHEAL

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  43. HARENDRA KUMAR SINGHSeptember 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Thanks for warning.
    This is not the first time, such scam is being noticed .Often we noticed an extremely sex exciting picture or some dragon swallowing a women or such startling pictures posing as videos but when you click it ,you are asked to go some other site and share it or ask for such survey.We all should be careful because this is one way of hacking accounts.

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  44. Thank u quick heal

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  45. Nandkishor PawarSeptember 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Thank you … For Providing this news…

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  46. G Yadava ReddySeptember 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Good thanks to Quick heal team

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  47. The best security all time

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  48. Thanks for giving such a nice information.

    Atul Kushwaha
    Tata Consultancy Services.

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  49. sabyasachi dasguptaSeptember 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    thanks for warning

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  50. Dipankar ParuiSeptember 28, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Thanks a lot for warning all of us.

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  51. Thanks for security…

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  52. I had experienced once such Video sent on Facebook. Same experience, I could not open and play the Video after rating, sharing and filling in etc finally dropped it. I have Quck heal installed in my Laptop. I trust Quick heal must have blocked the Malware if any installed in the above process?

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  53. Avinash ChandraSeptember 28, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Good info by quickheal,i think this is true,however fb has lots of these type of fack linked page,we shuld have beware of these.

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  54. omsairamsteelSeptember 28, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    thanks for this news

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  55. thanks to inform us.

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  56. Ajit Baghel from AligarhSeptember 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Thanks for information to all

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  57. Sajjad Ahmad SheikhSeptember 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    thanx for information

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  58. Sajjad kashmiriSeptember 29, 2014 at 3:13 AM

    thanx a lot

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  59. Thanks Quickheal for such an important and useful news.

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  60. Thanks dude…..

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  61. really helpful…..

    quick heal is best.. all the way

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  62. Thanks for the update.
    Will take care and will also share the same update to friends so they should not get any problems

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  63. Thank you team

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  64. Must think before clicking a link

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  65. thank you very much for awareness you are creating……………

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  66. Rajiv MalhotraSeptember 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Thanks to inform us.

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  67. Sandeep MohantySeptember 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Thanx a lot I was found such type videos in FB site but didn’t share video before watch it.

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  68. Pravin ShigwanSeptember 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    THANKS A LOT QUICK HEAL, FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE SO WE CAN AVOID HARMFUL MALWARE .

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  69. thankuuuuuuuuuu forrr this videoooooooo quickkk healllllllll

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  70. THANKS

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  71. Sanket SharmaSeptember 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Quick Heal i am very thankful to you to tell about this news but i know this news before your news because i was there on that time.

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  72. Yup..Helpful..Thankxx

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  73. Thanks Quickheal For providing this news in detail. It is very useful news. Thank you very much

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  74. THANKS QUICK HEAL.

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  75. thanks for reporting…

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  76. Thanks for awaring us…..

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  77. Quick heal is one of the most trusted one..

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  78. Satish Kumar YadavOctober 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Thanks for awaring the net users about the said scam and I also expect the same in future from time to time.

    Thanks alot.

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  79. thanku sep quick heal

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  80. PARVINDER ARORAOctober 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    thanks jee

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  81. Thenx quick heal team,
    4 valuable alert.

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  82. virtual picsOctober 1, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Thank You. Quick Heal Team For Protect our Mobiles. Good Job. Be no 1 compony of the world.

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  83. Vivek patelOctober 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Thank’s

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  84. mohamad hejazeeOctober 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    thank you so much

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  85. mohammed shakir hingoraOctober 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Thank’s to you Quick heal

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  86. thanks for upadets the newses.

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  87. Thanks for awairing for all

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  88. PARASHUARAM.BGOctober 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    THANKS A LOT QUICK HEAL,,,,,,,,

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  89. Thanx for such an important information.

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  90. thanks for quick heal team

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  91. thanking for telling me about this information

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  92. Steve IsmailOctober 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    All scams take advantage of human nature and curiosity. There is so much information and events out there and there. With everyone forwarding messages and videos endlessly nowadays you can’t even be sure of the source. Minimize exposure by being in regular touch with only the handful of significant others in your life, not hundreds of “Friends” whose “friendship” is as virtual as they are! Truly, too much information and too many messages that are of no consequence just endlessly forwarded ones, are a big boon for all developers of malware.
    Surf Safe all!

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  93. so sad with the boy ohh mu god।

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  94. mohan kumar nOctober 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Thanking quick heals for valuable information. Expecting same in future.

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  95. Anurag ChaubeOctober 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    I wish to see such researches more on my Dashboard pannel. It saves our valuable time.

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  96. prachi dubeyOctober 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    thanks for sharing this news to us. excepting same in future to provide such type of more news

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  97. Asoke Kumar BandyopadhyayOctober 4, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Thank You and your Team. I hope that quick heal will protect our system from such video or else which may harm our system. Please confirm if we unknowingly click any such link whether quick heal can protect our system. Again thanks a lot.

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  98. Shyamal GhoshOctober 4, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Thanks for the information …………

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  99. Surojit DuttaOctober 5, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    THANKS FOR THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION

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  100. SOURABH SINGHOctober 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks a lot quick heal for this facebook scam video thank u very much

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  101. AMIT ADHIKARIOctober 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    The zoo security guards & staff were not active, They can save his life but they ignored their duties. They should be suspended because there was enough time to save his life.

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  102. Thanks a lot to aware about these virus & malware effects.

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  103. GURUPRASAD PANDAOctober 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Thanks for quick heal team for this news.

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  104. SONIA RAJPUTOctober 6, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    THANK A LOT FOR SUCH TYPE INFORMATION SO THAT THE PEOPLE MAY CAREFULL FOR ANY HARD OR DANGERIOS WORK and can learn a lesson that we should not cross our limit because in this time there is nobody to help us in danger but everyone want to save own life as the member of zoo

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  105. Vivek SharmaOctober 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    can quick heal safe me when I doing internet surfing??

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  106. Thanks a lot quickheal.

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  107. Mayur sathawaneOctober 8, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    thank u qh

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  108. INDRANIL MUKHERJEEOctober 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    THANKS FOR TELLING THIS IMPORTANT NEWS.

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  109. Sanjib TripathyOctober 18, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable info

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  110. Sandeep chopraOctober 30, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Thanks

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  111. Tushar VermaDecember 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    THANKS A LOT QUICK HEAL TEAM.I FEEL CONVIENENT IN SURFING THE INTERNET

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