In an amendment to Rule 34, “If it’s gone viral, there will be a scam version of it”…:
The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make some quick profits, according to research from Eset, a leader in IT and cyber security products.
Scammers have been using a fake “Pro” version of the application as bait and have made an effort to spread the word about this fictitious version of the currently- viral app. One form of the scam uses a fake website that claims to offer a premium version of FaceApp.
The second type of scam includes YouTube videos again promoting download links for a “Pro” version. One of the fraudulent YouTube videos had over 150,000 views at the time of writing this research.