25 June 2013

Chan is dead? No, Jackie Chan Is ALIVE: Facebook Survey App Scam

Is Jackie Chan really died from stunt? Have you read in Facebook Newsfeeds that Jackie Chan was Dead? This has been flooded in my Facebook Newsfeed last few days claiming Jackie Chan is dead from 12 floored building stunt that he fell from a building.

This news headlines is a HOAX. The message that circulated on Facebook in June 2013 claims that Hong Kong's popular actor, stunt man, director, and comedian, Jackie Chan falls in a 12 floor-story building after performing a stunt and he eventually died.

Now, here's the interesting yet annoying part. It urges you to watch a video of the incident. With granted permission, it will start posting annoying and fake news in your profile.

Highly suggested: Do not click the links and do not share it. 

Actual Facebook App: Hollywood Headlines

Hollywood headlines app
 This is an example of social engineering tactics which ideally captures your attention
Hollywood Breaking News - Jackie Chan died after perfecting a deadly stunt. Jackie Chan falls from a building of 12 floors. Police are currently investigating. Watch the original video of the deadly stunt and their effort to save Jackie Chan. (for 18 years and above)
R.I.P. JACKIE CHAN 1954 - 2013
Hollywood Headlines
You will always be in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace
Hollywood Headlines: Facebook Scam App

How it works?
This fake news will be successfully executed once you have clicked the links in this app link.

And based on my experiment, it changes the bold characters and remarkably regenerates random letters which in turn makes it more spammy link.

Since it can be viewed in different addresses, it is important to note that this kind of links are difficult to block.

And you will be redirected to this kind of page:

In the request permission page, you see more like this.

Post on my behalf displays app could posts status, photos. So you will notice when you already posted it.

Jackie Chan is not dead

In his Facebook Fanpage, it posted a message that he is ALIVE and KICKING.

Jackie is not dead

Source: https://www.facebook.com/jackie
Hi everybody! Yesterday, I got on a 3am flight from India to Beijing. I didn’t get a chance to sleep and even had to clean my house when I got home. Today, everybody called to congratulate me on my rumored engagement. Afterward, everybody called me to see if I was alive.
If I died, I would probably tell the world! I took a photo with today’s date, just in case you don’t believe me! However, thank you all for your concern. Kiss kiss and love you all! 
P.S. My dog is healthy, just like me! He doesn’t need surgery! By the way, my dogs are golden retrievers, not Labradors.
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Jackie Chan - Verified Facebook Fanpage

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