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FACEBOOK SCAM / HOAX: 'Miley Cyrus Commits Suicide After Traumatic Stress'

By August 31, 2013

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Facebook Scam Hoax

DO NOT CLICK if you find a blurb like this on your Facebook news feed.

Like recent posts claiming Jackie Chan is dead, it's a scam being spread by a rogue app that tricks users into granting it access to their profile info and posting on their behalf.

Miley Cyrus isn't dead. She did not commit suicide. She did not hang herself at her residence "after a traumatic stress." Most importantly, she did NOT record a suicide video message for her fans.

People who click on these blurbs expecting to see such a video are setting themselves up to be scammed. Don't do it. Tell your friends not to do it either.

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Previously:
FACEBOOK SCAM: 'Angelina Jolie Dies at 38'
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Isn't Dead
'Jackie Chan Dead' Hoax Spreads via Rogue App
Jackie Chan: 'I'm Not Dead!'

Comments

August 31, 2013 at 8:26 pm
(1) sue p says:

what if you already accepted the Facebook scam about Miley Cyrus and gave away your information? How can you get out of it?

September 1, 2013 at 4:12 am
(2) Reply to sue p: says:

Well then, you better delete your account

September 1, 2013 at 11:24 am
(3) Sue says:

How do you know if ya got scammed after you click it??

September 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm
(4) jamie says:

you know you got scammed cause you clicked on the link. if you clicked, you’re scammed. no if’s about it.

September 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm
(5) dr pepper says:

i love miley!

September 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm
(6) Cindy says:

If you clicked on the link simply go to your app settings in Facebook and remove the app.

September 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm
(7) Cynthia says:

what if I do not click but simply post a link to this page?

September 7, 2013 at 8:15 am
(8) lnphilly says:

if u tried to clicjk but the app didn’t open did I get scammed

September 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm
(9) Lennon lover 1999 says:

Aww man I had my hopes up!

September 15, 2013 at 7:41 am
(10) Rusti says:

I DID click on it! I’m an old lady I don’t know these things! Do i have to delete my account now, really?

September 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm
(11) Paul says:

No you dont have to delete ur account just dete the app in settings like that one guy said

September 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm
(12) patti says:

Explain how exactly to delete it

September 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm
(13) Dee says:

Probably started the hoax herself. Nasty mess.

September 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm
(14) natasha jones says:

that would of sucked because I love miley cyrus

September 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm
(15) sierra says:

My grandma had it on her facebook and i saw it and i was like OMG MILEY :O :O Wow looked it up Spam / Scam i got to tell grandma to get rid of the app like i did =^.^=

September 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm
(16) Gayle says:

I can’t believe people can be so mean to put out such horrendous gossip as this about Miley. Leave her alone, she’s young and allow her to grow.

September 24, 2013 at 2:42 am
(17) Yourmom says:

It’s so sad how gullible people are. smdh.

September 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm
(18) joey cambell says:

omg!! miley is dead i cant believe it!! i loved her and so did my kids! they are going to be devistated when i tell them! oh no!!

September 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm
(19) espi says:

How bout if you clicked it and didn’t put your name and didn’t finish would they be able to get into your profile.

September 27, 2013 at 12:22 am
(20) canon says:

What if you clicked on the link, but didn’t click ok to giving your facebook info? Should I get rid of the app?

October 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm
(21) crapy says:

I want to see the video

October 28, 2013 at 9:32 am
(22) TF says:

Its in times like this where I’m glad I’m only on twitter.

December 19, 2013 at 1:17 am
(23) mommabear says:

I wish it wasnt a HOAX!

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