Is Dwayne Johnson dead? For the thousandth time, no.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is alive and well in New Orleans (and has kicked ass on death hoaxes before), but scammers are eager to have you to think he died filming a movie stunt so you'll share their bogus status updates (helping to spread the scam) and click on links that redirect you to pages outside of Facebook (compromising the security of both your account and your computer).
These "clickjacking" scams abound in social media (see the list of recent examples below). When blurbs like the one above promising lurid and shocking content for free show up in your news feed, don't click, just delete. Advise your friends and contacts to do the same.
• "Flight MH370 FOUND in Indian Ocean" Video
• "Giant Anaconda Swallows Up a Zookeeper" Video
• "16 People Dead in Roller Coaster Accident" Video
• "Girl Killed Herself Live on Cam" Video
• "Adam Levine Dies of Drug Overdose" Video
• "Will Smith Died While Filming Deadly Stunt" Video
How to protect yourself:
• How to Keep Your Facebook Account Secure
• How to Protect Yourself from Clickjacking Attacks
• How to Spot a Facebook Survey Scam
• When a Facebook Friend Gets Clickjacked, What Should You Do?
A dish best served cold:
• Top 10 Funniest Celeb Responses to Fake Death Reports