Facebook Survey Scam: "Singer Rihanna Found Dead after Being Raped 2014"
January 08, 2014 7:59 PM
Sep 9, 2014
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The Bajan pop star Rihanna is not dead and was not raped. Cyber-criminals have created another celebrity death hoax, with the intention of tricking gullible social networking users into "liking" a fake video sharing website, disguised as popular video sharing website YouTube. But, there is no video and Rihanna is not dead.
The Fake Facebook Post "Singer Rihanna Found Dead After Being Raped! 2014"
R.I.P – SINGER RIHANNA FOUND DEAD AFTER BEING R APED! 2014
OMG SHE WAS SO INNOCENT. BAD GUYS RAPED HER. R.I.P
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (January 07, 2014), our beloved singer Rihanna passed away. Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Clicking on the fake Facebook post, will take you to a fake video sharing website disguised as popular video sharing Youtube.com. The website will ask you to take surveys to verify your age.
Taking the surveys or sharing the page will only profit the cybercriminals behind this scam, because this only help generate revenue for them when you complete each survey, and will help spread this scam to your Facebook friends.
This celebrity death hoax is similar to the Celine Dion, Will Smith,Shaggy, Rapper Eminem, Jackie Chan, Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, Mr. Bean and Angelina Jolie hoaxes.
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