Amy Winehouse death video scams appear on Facebook

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London home today, making headlines around the world. Within four hours, cold-hearted scammers were taking advantage of her death on Facebook.

If you see links like the following in your newsfeed, please don’t click on them.

Amy Winehouse is dead!!

Amy Winehouse is dead!!
Leaked Video!! Amy Winehouse On Crack hours before death
[LINK] Amy Winehouse getting high on crack just hours before she died

Video leaked of Amy Winehouse's death

Video leaked of amy winehouse’s death!!! Warning: Graphical Content.

Amy Winehouse death video scam

Amy Winehouse Night Before Death Video
[LINK] Warning : 18+

Amy Winehouse death video scam

SHOCKING – Amy Winehouse’s Final Minutes
[LINK] A video has surfaced of Amy Winehouse’s final minutes.

Amy Winehouse death video scam

[LINK] [VIDEO]This is real footage moments before the death of Amy Winehouse (Warning this content is for 18+ only)

Scammers are like vultures, feeding off tragedies such as the death of Amy Winehouse or the horrific events in Norway yesterday.

Scams like this normally lead you to online surveys, with the scammers earning themselves commission for each survey that victims complete. But first they trick you into sharing the link with your other Facebook friends.

Amy Winehouse survey scam

If you got hit by this scam, make sure you have removed the entries from your news feed (to stop them being shared amongst your friends), marking them as spam if you like, and check your profile does not have any unwanted “Likes” under your “Likes and interests”.

Hat-tip: Thanks to reader Amy for first alerting me about this scam, and for other readers for sending in other examples.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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