Hoax example #1:
Hoax example #2:
(Updated Nov. 15, 2013) Be forewarned, Facebook posts claiming comic actor Rowan Atkinson committed suicide or died while trying to save someone's life on a movie set are false. They are also scams.
Links from these posts connect to rogue Facebook apps that request permission to access users' profile info and post on their behalf. If permission is granted, the posts replicate on friends' timelines.
Do not click on these links! If a blurb like the ones above appears on your timeline, delete it so others won't be misled. If you've inadvertently added a rogue app and want to remove it, here's how.
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