Message circulating on claims that entertainer has committed suicide due to "traumatic stress". The message urges fans to click a link to view a suicide video message from .
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Miley is not dead. The message is a scam designed to trick users into installing rogue apps or malicious browser extensions. Do not click on any links in the message.
--BREAKING-NEWS- [R.I.P.] -MILEY CYRUS commits SUICIDE after traumatic stress -[Rest in Peace]-
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MILEY recorded a suicide video message for her fans. (watch more..)
According to a message that is being distributed across , popular entertainer Miley has committed suicide due to "traumatic stress". The R.I.P. message claims that uses can click a link to view a video suicide message that Miley Cyrus supposedly made for her fans.
However, Miley is not dead. The message is a scam designed to trick users into clicking a link in the post. At the time of writing, the malicious page that the link opened had already been removed from Facebook. However, the scammers responsible for the fake message are likely to create new incarnations of the scam with active links. The bogus Facebook Page most likely attempted to trick users into installing a rogue Facebook application, adding a malicious browser extension and/or participating in survey scams.
salacious video of Miley. However, the link actually enticed users into handing access to their Facebook accounts to criminals and participating in bogus online surveys. And, earlier in , messages falsely claiming that actor Jackie Chan had died in an accident tried to trick users into installing rogue apps or malicious browser extensions.mers regular use fake news about celebrities to trick people into clicking malicious links. In 2012, a widespread scam campaign claimed that people who clicked a link could view a
Celebrity death hoaxes are very common. It is important to verify all such messages via a legitimate news source before sharing them. If a high profile celebrity such as Miley Cyrus really did commit suicide, reports of the death would be extensively covered by the mainstream media all around the world. If you receive this or another unverified celebrity death message, do not click on any links that it contains.
Last updated: September 3,