Scammers profit from Winehouse death
Cyber-criminals using Facebook scams to trap Winehouse fans
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.