The “Mermaid Found Inside Shark Video” is a survey scam. These deceitful schemes collect personal information and force you to complete surveys and sometimes ask for credit card info. Is seeing a mutilated supposed mermaid worth the risk?
But wait - there a very real story behind the disgusting images!
What You See
A photo attached to the post of a gutted shark with a creepy form inside the stomach membrane. Eww! Titles of the post may vary but usually contain a brief description such as “[UNCUT VIDEO]” and “Rare!”
Why You Fall For It
Curiosity? Does the mythical Mermaid exist? Probably not, but that won’t stop people wondering about it! So with that said…if one is curious enough…they will click it. Also, there’s just something about what sharks eat that's both terrifying and irresistible.
What Will Happen
Once the post link is clicked, you will be redirected to a mock video and you’ll be asked to share the video to Facebook (to lure your friends as well). Instead of being taken to the video though, you will be asked to complete surveys in order to reach your final destination.
These surveys not only collect personal information, but sometimes want credit card numbers as well! Please don’t fall for this. Turn back now.
IF…you manage to complete the surveys you will finally find yourself at a fake YouTube site explaining that the video you wish to see is for the eighteen and older crowd - and THEN?
Rumor has it the video is just a Mermaid statue beside a piece of driftwood. Still wanna see?
Have you seen the actual video? Tell us about it (you can be anonymous if you're embarrassed).