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Hoax Alert – John Amos Is NOT Dead

In 2016, we had a large number of celebrity deaths, from Prince to Princess Leia (Carrie fisher). For some reason, a website has decided to post a hoax celebrity death to start 2017. That hoax has now started making the rounds on Facebook. The hoax appears to be attributed to a post (as shown below) on a questionable site. Since the …

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Hoax Alert – Facebook Will Cost Money

One of the regular hoaxes, that seems to have a life of its own, involves Facebook charging users a service fee for its services. There are 1000s (seriously) of variations, but overall the hoax says that unless you share, or send the following post to ….. number of your friends that Facebook will start disabling accounts, and will charge to …

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Celine Dion Has Died – Another Facebook Scam

One of the most common social engineering tricks that the bad guys use to trick people into clicking onto scams involves using “sensational headlines”. From car crashes, to a famous person naked, to the death of a famous person, there is something about the message that makes at least a portion of the social media user base click to find …