Scammers profit from Winehouse death

Cyber-criminals using Facebook scams to trap Winehouse fans

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Scammers profit from Winehouse death Scammers are profiting from Amy Winehouse's death by putting up fake videos on Facebook and encouraging users to click on them.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  July 27, 2011

Scammers are using Amy Winehouse's death to scam Facebook users, the scam claims to involve videos of Winehouse moments before her death.

The spam posts began appearing just four hours after the death of Winhouse was announced on Saturday.
Facebook users were tricked into clicking on videos entitled, ‘SHOCKING- Amy Winehouse's Final Minutes' and ‘Video leaked of Amy Winehouse's death!!!' among others.

Once clicked on, the posts directed users to various online surveys, which, according to experts may lead to money-making scams.
Similar scams in the past have attempted to directly profit from disasters and deaths by directing users to donation pleas.

Fans of Winehouse have been warned that targeting through Facebook or any other means for donations should be treated with extreme caution.

2613 days ago
zxc

Scammers should be castrated first and then executed

2614 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Scammers Scammers & Scammers have creative ideas to scam public and they will never stop to amaze.

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