Chuck Norris is NOT dead – beware the Facebook scam!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Messages have been spread on Facebook claiming to link to a video news report of the death of awesome martial arts film star Chuck Norris.

A typical message about the alleged death of the “world’s greatest human” and star of such movie highlights as “Karate Kommandos”, “Delta Force”, “Forced Vengeance”, “Return of the Dragon”, “Invasion U.S.A”, “Missing in Action”, and “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning” reads as follows:

<video> Chuck Norris dies at age 71! Not a Joke.
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See the video to find out how he died. News today of Chuck Norris death at age 71 has been met with confusion and humour, but sadly it is true.

But Chuck Norris isn’t dead, and the messages point to an all-too-familiar survey scam.

Whoever is behind the erroneous messages about Chuck Norris’s death seems to want you to complete one of these surveys. Probably because it will earn them some affiliate cash the more traffic they bring to the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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