Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room – Facebook Scam
By on August 5th, 2011

Fans, please  beware! Lady Gaga is not dead. There’s a message that is spreading on Facebook that states that Lady Gaga was found dead in her hotel room. Well, this is a scam/fake message that scammers have created in order to drive traffic to their websites and make money.

The scam spreading is titled BREAKING: Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Roomwith a message that states This is the most awful day in US history.

Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room  Facebook Scam

Clicking on the scam link will take you to a page that is designed like the BBC News website. However, this is a fake page, and if you click on the play button, your Facebook account will be hijacked. The scam  click-jacks  and like-jacks your  Facebook  account by automatically posting and likingthe scam on your Facebook wall.

Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room  Facebook Scam

Scammers create scams with titles that make users’ curious to click on it. They take advantage of users’ curiosity and post messages with keywords like found dead, wardrobe malfunction, committed suicide, exposing titsand so on. This is done in order to drive traffic to their websites or earn money. Sometimes when users click on such scams, they are asked to complete a set of surveys. Scammers are paid a commission if they get users’ to complete surveys.

It is recommended that you remove this fake message from your Facebook news feed from further allowing it to spread. You can alternatively report this message as scam to Facebook Security.

We have uncovered several such  Facebook Scams  in the past, which include  sick videos of Miley Cyrus,showing what Justin Bieber did to a girl,  OMG Look What This Kid Did To His School,    Osama Bin Laden Dead Videos  and  Osama Bin Wikileaks Video  among others.

Avoiding such scams is not easy on Facebook, but you can always follow caution. Clif has written a nice post on  How To Avoid Facebook LIfeJacking Scams, it is definitely a worthwhile read to find and spot such scams.  As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on  removing apps from Facebook.

We have compiled a list of  Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook  that you might want to have a look at.  You might also want to  use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams.

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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  • http://armin.com armin

    this is a prank

 
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