Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga Death Rumour Scam Hits Facebook19 September 2011
Lady Gaga Death Rumour Scam Hits Facebook
According to the security site Sophos, the Facebook news headline read, "Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room" and contained the sub heading, "This is the most awful day in US history". Fans of the pop superstar were more inclined to click the link because of a video thumbnail image of Bbc news presenters. It's not the first time scammers have attempted to make money by falsely circulating the death of Gaga, Sophos says, "We've seen scams very much like this, many times before. Facebook could do a much better job, in my opinion, at helping users avoid falling for tricks like this and clean-up a lot of the mischievous pages and dangerous links on its network". The 'Born This Way' singer is a popular victim for death hoaxers, while actor Jackie Chan and Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner have also been forced to reassure fans of their health in recent months.
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