‘Brutal Shooting’ Fake-News Posts Link to Scam Websites

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‘Brutal Shooting’ Fake-News Posts Link to Scam Websites

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Postby Raffles » Tue May 16, 2017 10:44 am

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‘Brutal Shooting’ Fake-News Posts Link to Scam Websites
written by Brett M. Christensen May 16, 2017
Danger Fake News

Fake-news posts claiming that a brutal shooting has occurred in a specified location are currently appearing on Facebook.

The posts look like this:

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The location of the supposed shootings varies in different versions of the post as do the images and description. The fake posts use crime scene images stolen from legitimate news sites and include descriptions of real crimes.

However, the posts do not open genuine news reports about the crimes described. Instead, if you click on a post you will be taken to a scam website that claims you must share on Facebook to unlock the content.

Read the full story at Hoax-Slayer

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Re: ‘Brutal Shooting’ Fake-News Posts Link to Scam Websites

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Postby great dane » Tue May 16, 2017 11:35 am

Locally we don't need fake news stories about brutal shootings, plenty real ones to choose from :stupid3:

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Re: ‘Brutal Shooting’ Fake-News Posts Link to Scam Websites

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:39 am

great dane wrote:Locally we don't need fake news stories about brutal shootings, plenty real ones to choose from :stupid3:

Sadly that is ture :crybaby:


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