This weekend we saw another spate of Facebook messages claiming to link to a BBC News report of the death of Lady Gaga.
Of course, the claims are untrue – and Lady Gaga is still alive.
But that isn’t stopping Facebook scammers from creating money-making websites that claim that the eccentric pop star has been found dead in her hotel room, and tricking Facebook users into sharing the links.
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You would think that the scammers would show a little more imagination – rather than using the same disguises time and time again. But, hey, if the scam is working for them – why change it?
Clicking on the link will take you a third-party website, posing as a BBC News online report, which attempts to trick you into clicking on what appears to be a video thumbnail.
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