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Beware of "Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 45 After a Terrible Stunt with Double Failed Attempt" Scam

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Beware of "Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 45 After a Terrible Stunt with Double Failed Attempt" Scam

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was NOT killed in a stunt accident, therefore, Facebook users who have received the post below which claims that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dies at 45 after a terrible stunt with double failed, are asked to delete it. And, Facebook users are asked not share, like, or comment on the post because it is a scam created to trick Facebook users into completing surveys. The scam also trick Facebook users into visiting malicious, fraudulent and spam websites.

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This scam lures persons to a fake website by promising to show them a video newscast or news reports of the so-called accident that claimed the life of Dwayne Johnson. But, there is no video, obviously because Daywne Johnson is not dead.

The "Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 45 After a Terrible Stunt with Double Failed Attempt" Scam

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dies at 45 After a Terrible Stunt with Double Failed Attempt

FOX BREAKING NEWS:Dwayne'The Rock'..Johnson Dies at 45 After a Terrible Stunt with Double Failed attempt-TODAY, August, 2017.

If you look closely at the post you will realize that it claims Mr. Johnson was born in the year 1977 and he died in 2017, which would have made it 40, and not 45. Mr. Johnson actual birth year is 1972.

Now, clicking on this Facebook post (DO NOT) will only take you to the fake Facebook website: hxxp://scdnmstv.com. And, clicking the video on the fake web page, which was taken from YouTube and has nothing with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will ask you to share or complete surveys by claiming that Facebook requires a security check. But, this is just part of the scam.

Are you 18+ and above - Complete a security check

The surveys will trick Facebook users into supplying their personal information on fraudulent websites. The personal information supplied on the fraudulent survey websites will be shared with unscrupulous or rogue marketing companies who will subsequently flood Facebook users with unwanted phone calls, emails, text messages, and surface letters. The scammers earn a commission when people supply their personal details on the survey websites.

Now, Facebook users who have already liked, commented on, or shared the post, may attempt to opt-out by "unliking", "unsharing" or removing their comments from the post. They may click here for instructions.

If you are asked to share, "like”, complete surveys in order to view a video, picture or other content, is the first sign that you are being tricked or scammed. You do not need to do any of these things in order to view any content on Facebook and the rest of the internet.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

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