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SCAM ALERT: 'Rapper Eminem Left Nearly Dead After Being Stabbed 4 Times in NYC!!'

By May 15, 2013

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Via Facebook:
Rapper Eminem Left Nearly DEAD After Being Stabbed 4 Times in NYC!!
Don't click on links to purporting to offer surveillance video of Eminem being stabbed four times by a crazed fan.

The story is false, the video doesn't exist, and the links actually redirect users to scam websites promising "free prizes" (which don't exist either) for completing an online survey.

Worse yet, users who comply with instructions to share said links via social media will suck their Facebook friends and Twitter followers into the scam as well. Don't do it!

An identical scam claiming Justin Bieber was the victim of a stabbing attack made the rounds in 2011. Even the photo was the same.

See also:
Eminem Dead in Car Crash?
Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Response to Fake Death Reports

Tips & tricks:
How to Spot a Facebook Survey Scam


May 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm
(1) jasen says:

This is the most crap ive ever heard

May 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm
(2) may ann mendoza says:

Oh my god..this is really sad,so shucking.I wanna cry.. my favorate rapper is gone..m gonna mis u…may u be happy in you’re new life now.

May 16, 2013 at 12:18 am
(3) Reti says:

May ann… did u even read what this post said lol

May 16, 2013 at 12:40 am
(4) Eminem in S says:

lol, I’m totaly dead

May 16, 2013 at 3:26 am
(5) darkness says:

he didnt die this is a scam

May 16, 2013 at 4:07 am
(6) Eminem's crazed fan says:

idk.. I stabbed him 4 times. he should be.

May 16, 2013 at 8:08 am
(7) dude says:

Reply “may ann”, you are funnier than the actual post! lol

May 16, 2013 at 8:26 am
(8) lazyeight says:

Facebook is the greatest threat to thinking ever created.

May 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(9) Anfisa says:

ROTFL @MayAnn, but ur comment is real entertaining :D

May 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm
(10) Juliette says:

Gah the photo alone made my stomach turn. *gags*

May 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm
(11) curtis says:

what i hate about this is all my friends who are huge fans of eminem actually believe it’s true and are spamming my timeline with the scam link…

if any of your friends are posting the scam link, tell them it’s fake and point them to this page…let’s try to end this scam!!

May 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm
(12) mary reid says:

“MayAnn just say totally dead and that was it she tuned out the rest…….gave me a good laugh though.

May 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm
(13) Jonathan says:

any big fan of Em knows he doesn’t have a tat on his back :P

May 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm
(14) bloke says:

shame the one about justin bieber is fake id find and give the guy a freakin medal

May 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm
(15) bloke says:

shame the one about justin bieber dieing isnt true id find the guy and give him a freakin medal

May 19, 2013 at 10:59 am
(16) shorty toorawr says:

Yeah if u were really his fan i think u should no thats not him if it was were tf is his tattoos

May 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm
(17) SDS says:


August 12, 2013 at 4:44 am
(18) KIM RAMSAY says:

Thats the biggest lot of crap ive heard in a long time.hes 2 protected 4 any thing like that 2 happen.so its a lot of bull

August 12, 2013 at 4:47 am
(19) eminem fan says:

That is the pure bull*hit

August 14, 2013 at 4:29 am
(20) mumbaza says:

eEminem z nt a typ of musician i should vote 4 as de best[a kiler,a devil,]den y should i morn 4 his dead f truly z dead=>we av bera international musician dan eminem people lyk BIRDMAN FAMOUS,Y WILL U JOIN DE DEVIL AND WANT 2 SIGN OFF DAT IMPOSIBLE..browse more and ask ur self y did diz famous musician die

August 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm
(21) $limPickin$ says:

Lazyeight know what it is, mankind is in serious trouble…

August 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm
(22) Steve says:

Similar scam to the recent “Jackie Chan” death story.
Another hoax. Same kind of BS.

August 19, 2013 at 8:38 am
(23) tjay says:

this is fake I saw the same pic on google

August 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm
(24) nfan says:

he didnt die it says nearly dead the photo is fake but he did get stabbed

August 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm
(25) jordan says:

What does rofl mean and smh

August 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm
(26) Jessica says:

Umm if you guys read the top he isn’t dead? It’s all false!

August 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm
(27) SeaShell says:

If you all believed this scam than we all should laugh at you! roflmao!

September 9, 2013 at 6:32 am
(28) Mcmartyb says:

Bunchin munchin haha wtf shady is not dead

September 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm
(29) Dzsipszi says:

Fake.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUMG6LjQQE
at 34:00 min you see the same picture… -.-”

March 16, 2014 at 8:22 am
(30) Eminem's #1 Biggest fan says:

If u people really think he is dead u must not be very smart. He would be the last person to get stabbed by a fan, only because how protective he is, DUH. May Ann u did make me laugh a little, but u are a great example of what not to think. If u people are really his fans u would know he is not dead because he just cam out with his new album Marshall Mather’s LP2. Didn’t u guys read the top of the page, it said it is a SCAM. READ! I would know he is not dead even if I didn’t read the top, because I keep up on every thing Eminem. I would die if Eminem did. I love him and his music. Sooo don’t beleave this BULL CRAP! BTW: EMINEM IS NOT DEAD! Read the caption on the photo.

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