Actor Rowan Atkinson aka ‘Mr. Bean’ Dead?
Fake news about the actor have been circulating the social media. These posts emerged on Wednesday, July 18th.
Previous fake posts falsely reported that Mr. Bean died in a car crash in Los Angeles which have been widely shared of Facebook and Twitter.
Previous posts emerged in July 2017, claiming to be from Fox News were fake and false. This news was reportedly linked to a scam website which could harm your computer.
If you see posts as such on your timeline, do not click on it. The English star Atkinson has been frequently victimized of stories claiming that he has died.
Myth debunking site Hoax Slayer say that some of the links will direct you to fake security error pages, which claim that your computer has been locked and asks you to call on the given number. Hoax Slayer strictly says NOT to call on that number.
They say: “You will be prompted to call a ‘support number’ urgently to seek help with the supposed security issue. However, if you do call as instructed, tech support scammers will try to trick you into giving them your credit card details, ostensibly to pay for the repair of your computer.
The scammers may also try to trick you into downloading software that will allow them to take control of your computer, steal your files, and install malware.”
Technology these days have advanced so quickly. Not everything you see is true, therefore, be careful on what you are clicking on.