WARNING: Amy Winehouse Death Video Scam Spreading on Facebook
By on July 23rd, 2011

As with the past Facebook Scams , the scammers on are all out to exploit situations to make money and scam people. Quite recently, they took advantage of the Oslo bombings and spread a Fake Oslo Bombing Video Scam. Earlier they had exploited Ryan Dunn’s death and spread a scam about Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS EXCLUSIVE Video.

RIP Amy Winehouse

Today, another tragic incident happened with singer Amy Winehouse dying under unknown circumstances. However, death or bombings do not deter these scammers from exploiting people and they have started to spread a new scam on Facebook related to Amy Whitehouse death.

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The scam is spreading under multiple guises including;

  • Leaked Video!! Amy Winehouse on Crack hours before death. Amy Winehouse getting high on crack just hours before she died
  • Amy Winehouse Death film Leaked Attention: Real Video. Leaked Video of Miss Amy Winehouse Death – Watch Now!

This is definitely pathetic, however, with over 750 million Facebook users it is a very good opportunity for these scammers to exploit users and make money. I am really fed-up of the lack of management by Facebook because they can easily put in solutions which can stop such things. Earlier last year, managed to put a perfect solution for tackling and stopping scams and spam from spreading by introducing their own short URLs t.co.

Using that facility, they could easily block and control spam URLs and stop users from visiting affected sites. Sadly, the amount of scams spreading on Facebook suggests that Facebook is not doing anything about it.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook 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.

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