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'Will Smith Dead' Hoax / Scam

By October 22, 2013

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Did Will Smith Die?

Facebook users, if you see a blurb for a CCTV video of Will Smith dying of a drug overdose in the hospital, don't click on the link. It's a hoax and a scam.

The blurbs are generated by a rogue app designed to trick you into granting it access to your profile and friend list, which it uses to replicate itself on other people's pages.

The worst of it isn't that you're complicit in spreading a lie — Will Smith isn't dead, after all — the worst of it is that you've allowed the app to hijack your Facebook account.

If you've already made that mistake, go here for instructions on how to remove the app. Oh, and you may want to inform your friends about it, and apologize.

See also:
Top 10 FUNNIEST Celeb Responses to Fake Death Reports

More rogue app warnings:
Jackie Chan Is Dead
Miley Cyrus Commits Suicide
Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) Dies
Angelina Jolie Dies at 38

Comments

October 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm
(1) Awatatah says:

Thank you!

October 29, 2013 at 11:06 am
(2) lola says:

Wat do u do if it has not fdownloaded but u clicked on ok and fb wont let u change pw??

October 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm
(3) kim says:

I didn’t share I looked here first. But I must say my heart dropped to my stomach when I first read it.

November 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm
(4) Marie Chiles says:

What if the video could not be played? Even after I hit the button to go to the site, and have since removed the app, can I still be hijacked?

November 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm
(5) Leonard says:

People who see and believe these flse acusations should be put in a nut ward.Trust me none of the actors pertrayed in these rogue stories are ALL FALSE.Just don’t believe everything you see or read on the internet unless from a valuable news source.

November 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm
(6) tricky says:

one day u here then u gone my heart goes out to his family

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