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Will Smith Isn't Dead. Here's Why Someone Wants You to Think He Is.


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Will Smith Isn't Dead. Here's Why Someone Wants You to Think He Is.

Posts like this keep popping up all over Facebook:

But Will Smith isn't dead, nor is he currently filming Bad Boys III, nor is there a video showing how he (supposedly) died.

So, what's with the bogus posts? It's a scam. It's spreading because people are being suckered into trying to view the nonexistent video. Then they're suckered into granting a rogue application permission to access their Facebook profile and post on their behalf. The bogus posts are reproducing themselves with users' help.

 Think before you click!
Besides compromising the security of your Facebook account, the links in these posts may also download malicious software to your computer. If similar blurbs show up in your news feed, do not attempt to view the video and do not click "Allow" if the app asks permission to access your profile information.

If you've already done so and inadvertently installed the rogue app, follow Facebook's instructions to remove it. And be more careful next time!

See also:
Funniest Celeb Responses to Fake Death Reports

Learn more about rogue applications:
Protect Your Facebook Account from Rogue Apps
Best Practices for Rogue Facebook Applications

See more examples of rogue app scams:
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