A new Facebook scam claims that Lady Gaga was found dead in her hotel room in order to lure users to surveys and trick them into spamming their friends.
Heres’s an screen-shot of a message that is being seen spreading virally on Facebook, posing as a link to a BBC TV News report.
Scam Signature Message:
BREAKING: Lady Gaga Found Dead in Hotel Room
This is the most awful day in the US history
Trending: August 2011
Scam Type: Survey Scam, Click-jacking, Like-jacking
If click on the link it will redirect in to a webpage that pretends to contain a BBC News video report:
If you try to play the video as this is a clickjacking scam which attempts to silently say you “Like” the page when you click with your mouse.
If you’ve been hit by a scam like this, remove the messages and likes from your Facebook page – and warn your friends not to click on the offending links.