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Facebook messenger

This morning I got an odd message on Facebook messenger that states "OMG is that you in this video" with a video icon.  This was from a family member that I am friends with on Facebook.  I viewed the message, immediately thought it was odd, and deleted it.  I did not play the video.  I confirmed that the family member did not send the message.  

I wanted to make sure that my iPhone is not compromised because of this. 

PS:  I tried typing this out on my iPhone and it did not show up in the forum post.  It was just a blank message.  I had to retype this on my computer. 

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McAfee Employee dvarnell
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Re: Facebook messenger

Hi ljcooper21,

 

If you didn't open the link or video in the message you should be fine, and deleting it was the right thing to do. Take a look at this article by the BBB which describes this tactic a bit:

https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/16929-bbb-warns-of-social-media-video-scam-is-this-you

 

Thanks!