A new hoax message has surfaced on the social networking site Facebook, which claims that the American professional wrestler and actor, John Cena, died in a car accident on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. However, the message spreading is false and is a rumor.
At the time of writing this post, John Cena posted an update on his Twitter account with a message stating that he has an important announcement to make at RAW -
Well, by this update, it is clear that John Cena is safe, and the message – John Cena Dies in Car Crash hoax spreading spreading across Facebook and Twitter is not true. It is recommend that you stop spreading the message and also inform your friends about it.
Upon clicking the link on Facebook, you will be warned that the page you are visiting is not safe and may contain malware programs that could be harmful to your computer. However, the website that the link leads to contains the following speculated message –
John Cena died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident – June 26, 2012
Scammers create such rumors in order to drive traffic to their bogus websites. Sometimes, you are asked to download malware programs that are programmed to gather your personal information stored on your computer. It is highly advised that you avoid clicking such links on Facebook.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.
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