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Facebook Scam: “I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show” Comment Spam

“I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show” Facebook Spam Comments

Dr. Oz Facebook Spam Comment

You may have noticed a lot of spam comments on Facebook concerning a product someone saw on the Dr. Oz show. The comments suggesting this fake Dr. Oz product may also contain links that may impersonate a Facebook page or suggest that the Dr. Oz comment is linked to a legitimate Facebook page even though the link is not. DO NOT click any links!  This is a scam! Clicking the link in the fake Dr. Oz comments is very dangerous and may cause a Facebook account to become hijacked, in which the account is then used to spread additional spam comments, or install malware to a computer system.

It is also noted that clicking the link provided in the Dr. Oz Facebook spam comment will cause the internet browser to redirect to suspicious (possibly malicious) domain names, which may be hard to “x” out of, or close.

Dr oz facebook comment scam malware

Dr. Oz Facebook Spam Comment (example)

I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show a few days ago and was amazed at the results. Today is my 8th day being on the program and I am 11lbs down!!:) I just want others to know when something works. Good luck to you all! 71

Dr Oz Facebook Comment

How to deal with the Dr. Oz Facebook spam comment

If you accidently clicked the links associated with the Facebook scam comment, your computer may be infected with malware, or your browser settings may have changed without your consent.

  • It is recommended to scan your computer with reputable software such as Malwarebytes to detect and remove any additional malware.
  • Change your Facebook password and log out of other devices. Whenever you click a suspicious link on Facebook while logged into your Facebook account you should immediately change your password (in most circumstances)! This will restrict Facebook spammers from utilizing your once potentially compromised account.
  • If you are an Admin of a Facebook page and you keep getting hit with the I saw this product on the Dr. Oz show  spam comment, remove and report it! There is not much you can do to avoid this type of comment spam aside from removing them to protect your Facebook fans!
  • Join the Botcrawl community on Facebook for future updates on the latest Facebook scams and malware threats.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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