09 September 2013

Angelina Jolie Dies At 38: Facebook Scam Alert

In a couple of days, this message will circulate on Facebook. Of course, it is quite annoying to see. At most, people will get terrified with this bogus-breaking-news post and started to mourn. Out of curiosity, people tend to click the link or video post just to know.

Is Angelina Jolie really dies at 38 of age? 
Claim: Angelina Jolie dies at 38 this year 2013.
Remark: False. It is just BOGUS and a HOAX

Update: 09-22-2013

  • Added Few screenshots and details
The actual Facebook scam messages will have something like this:
angelina jolie dies 38 facebook app
Angelina Jolie dies 38 Facebook app
"The Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie was pronounced dead on August 23, 2013, after her second major operation. Angelina wishes to be interviewed on cam to give her inspirational message to all her FANS. Watch the Original footage from Hollywood Access".

old post angelina jolie hoax
old post Angelina Jolie hoax
One thing to note that this Facebook scam about the death of Angelina Jolie had gone for a couple of months already. As you can see above image screenshot, it was posted last September 28, 2012. 

Today is a SEPTEMBER month, and this Angelina Jolie's Facebook message has been circulated last September 3, 2013.

This Angelina Jolie Death Scam has the originating apps:
  • via News Update
  • via Click on News Update Video
  • To be added soon
Quick Answer

Angelina Jolie is not dead that this Facebook scam post pronounced. These owners of the link trick and lure you to visit the post.

Brief Profile History

Angelina Jolie is one of the talented actresses in the world. She received prestigious awards such as Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Golden Globe Awards. 

She was born June 4, 1975, and according to Forbes, she was named as the Hollywood's highest-paid actress in 2009, 2011, 2013.

If you forgot blockbuster movies which she starred(but not the least):
  • Wanted (2008)
  • Salt (2010)
  • The Tourist (2010)
The fact alone these spammers use her as bait to capture Fans or curious users.

Analysis
Let us study and analyze for a bit just to be sure it is really a scam.

The Angelina Jolie Dies at 38 Facebook messages contained vague statement. To be specific, in this first line of the sentence, it says – The Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie was pronounced dead on August 23, 2013.

August 23, 2013? If that is the case then all NEWS Bureau both local and international mourn already. But I did not even see until today( September 09, 2013).

Secondly, if Angelina Jolie is really dead, then why is it the message about Angelina Jolie that she wished to be interviewed? Is it possible? No! I guess she recorded an inspirational message to her fans. Again, this is very hilarious. She did not even have any health problem at all.

What if I click on the link?

Here, since the message promised that she could deliver her inspiration message to her fans, victims were directed to complete a survey to watch the video.

This is a similar process with the Famous Rapper Eminem - Facebook Scam Eminem. While Jackie Chan - Jackie Chan death hoax has the different story.

Okay, what happen if you completed the survey? Well, honestly, it does not give harm to the victim. Unless, it does need personal information.

Also, completing the survey will just give the owners[spammers] some earnings. And after that, you still can't view the VIDEO.

With my encounter with other hoax or spam Facebook death celebrity posts, some of the spam posts could expose to danger(because it will get user information).

If ever you have clicked on that, you will redirect some sort of random links
https://apps.facebook.com/kjhsbdkjvbskdv/
and here:
https://apps.facebook.com/qwergvwegb/ 
With this, you will be in an app of Celebrity News Update or CNN News Update or any fake websites.


Once you have clicked the Allow button, the said apps could post on your behalf(this is quite annoying though) and displays a survey for you, in which, they could earn money from it.


Tips: Conclusion/Advice

It suggested not to click the link and share to the timeline. This is to protect one's user data and prevent from danger and hack.

I probably believe that people will fall into bait with this kind of news. However, being a skeptical and logical makes people weigh things and determine whether it is real or fake.

Furthermore, try to look at the legitimate news bureau like CNN, Reuter, Mashable, and other news and social media sites. If you have found a dead post in this area, then this is the only time you could start to mourn.

For now, Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt were happy living each other.(I hope it will constantly be like that).

Bonus: Additional trivia information

Angelina Jolie locks her Twitter account. So she has no followers, and she has not following anybody.

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