Facebook Scam - "Tom Cruise Died When His Private Plane Crashes in Soldotna Alaska"
Feb 13, 2014
The Facebook hoax below, which claims that Tom Cruise died when his private plane crashes in Soldotna, Alaska, is similar to the other celebrity hoaxes we reported on a few weeks ago.tom Cruise is alive and has not died in a plane crash in Soldotna, Alaska, which the hoax claims. The Facebook hoax was designed to trick Facebook users into sharing a malicious website, which will only help spread it to other Facebook users.a
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The “Tom Cruise Died When His Private Plane Crashes in Soldotna Alaska” Hoax
This hoax is located at the following malicious website:
http://keygen-maker. blogspot.com/ 2013_12_01_archive.html
The hoax has a fake CNN page with the title or heading: "Actor Tom Cruise Died When His Private Plane Crashes in Soldotna Alaska - CNN".
The fake page then claims that the visitor must click the "PLAY" button, Share on Facebook and click the "Play" button again in order to view the video.
But, there is no video and Tom Cruise is alive, so do not click the Facebook “Share” button. This is how cybercriminals trick Facebook users into sharing a website, making the website popular, so that they can earn money from it by selling it to the highest bidder.
So, if you were tricked into sharing this scam, please remove all posts of this scam from your Facebook Timeline or Wall.
Just two days ago, scammers tricked persons into sharing a website, by claiming that Vin Diesel has died.
This celebrity death hoax is similar to the Celine Dion, Will Smith,Shaggy, Rapper Eminem, Jackie Chan, Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus and Angelina Jolie hoaxes.
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